markfeltskog's review against another edition
A fine novel, richly deserving of its place in the top echelon of Vietnam-war allegories.
dragonflylee's review against another edition
Story of PSTD and the effects on a family.
Very believable examination of post-traumatic stress disorder. While developing a very full and strong female character, June, Caputo incidentally describes a sexist legal system that conspires against women seeking child support. I also like the way he integrates Ojibwan tradition into the story. The UP is both repellent and beautiful--alcoholism, isolation, winters that last six months. Lots to think about, here. It's on a lot of "Novels with Vietnam War Themes" lists.