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Horizon Blue

Horizon Blue

ByJake Bumgardner

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Against the backdrop of 1917 Picardy, Lieutenant Henri Bertrand, a young French officer, survives a catastrophic attack only to be thrust into a German prison camp where he adjusts to the painful contemplation of memory brought on by idleness. Searching to replace the vanished family of his platoon, Henri finds solace in the company of a German adjutant, Otto Jünger, an ex-fighter pilot relegated by injury to desk duty at the prison camp. The two find in each other a tenderness and likeness of mind previously undiscovered in their barely born past, and their friendship blossoms despite the objections of nationalistic decency. It survives the war and captivity—even the armistice. In the end, amidst the confusing and ruthless world of peace, Henri rues the common experience and understanding of his friend, indeed of all combat soldiers, and refuses to let go of the truth: war was the most tender experience of his life.

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Publication Date
Jan 13, 2008
Language
English
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Jake Bumgardner

Specifications

Pages
337
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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