Charleston, SC, November 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Major Edward H. Carpenter, USMC, has just released "Seven Lives to Repay Our Country," a short story set against the backdrop of the Battle of Saipan, one of the bloodiest actions in the Pacific War. In "Seven Lives" a pair of Japanese soldiers confront the inevitability of defeat in different ways as the author mixes fact and fiction to examine the nature of humanity in modern warfare.
"...has an absurdist feel with a real life twist. I patiently waited and secretly wanted the characters to scream out that they were waiting for Godot..."
"...the story unfolds through the eyes of a soldier and captures the harsh and dismal reality of a war-zone..."
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Major Carpenter is the President of Umbrella Corp, a small US corporation diversified in ventures including wealth management and media.