An Insupportable Light
An Insupportable Light is the original Stinz novel, featuring Donna Barr's half-horse hero back when she thought of him as having two legs instead of four.
The story begins at the end of one war, with the hope of peace. Then one small incident after another, building and combining like pebbles tossed down a slope, become an avalanche of misunderstandings, broken hearts, fury and revenge.
It's about how wars start: nobody wants them, nobody can see them coming and nobody can stop them.
“This is not so much a story about a war as it is a portrait of human folly at its most resplendent. It is as poignant and relevant today as it was when humanity first formed civilizations; as it will be so long as we exist.”
-- Carlos F. Chancellor, Tales from the Cold; The Comic Art of the Northwest.