Chubbuck, ID, March 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Morgan Feeney is a young Midwestern man who finds himself in the midst of a terrifying, confusing war on foreign soil. His friends and comrades are falling around him, and he is in constant danger of injury or death. As he fights to stay alive, he finds himself remembering fragments from his life before: his bullying father, his sad and defeated mother, and his epileptic seizures. When he is ultimately wounded, as he drifts in and out of delirium, he imagines he’s being cared for by a beautiful woman called Evangeline, who embodies his ideal of womanhood. Morgan awakes to find his dream woman doesn’t exist, and he’s left to deal with the aftermath of his injury and the news of the suicide of his best friend, Lansing Rhodes.
Upon leaving the army Morgan returns to Montana, where he completed his basic training. He’s haunted by his memories of the horrors of war and he is diagnosed with neurasthenina, or shell shock. As he attempts to keep his demons at bay and carry on with a normal life, he finds himself attracted to a young woman named Genevieve Richards, who worked as a nurse in France. Genevieve is beautiful and, as a witness to the terrible sights of the battlefield, has a unique understanding of Morgan’s pain. However, Genevieve has scars of her own, and secrets from her past threaten to upset the delicate happiness she and Morgan find together. Will they be able to overcome their collective problems? Will Morgan’s ghosts be put to rest at last?
Men With Broken Faces, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a sympathetic portrait of an average man attempting to overcome the horrible trials of wartime and live a normal life. Author James Ostby spent some time as a personnel psychology specialist in the mid-‘60s, which surely gave him insight into the psyche of a shell-shocked soldier. Ostby has worked in public and commercial television, and owned and managed a small radio station in Wyoming. In 1977, Ostby and his wife, Donna, returned to his family’s homestead in Montana to raise their two daughters. Now retired, Ostby and his wife spend their summers in Montana and the rest of their time on their blue-water sailboat based in Florida.
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Men With Broken Faces
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-160844-856-2 254 pages $14.99 US
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