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Battle Rattle and Other Stories
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0692717102, Paperback)Battle Rattle and Other Stories combines the grittiness of Dennis Johnson's Jesus' Son with the deep meditation on war and memory found in Tim O'Brien's The Things They carried. Derrick Vezchek joined the USAF to escape a dead end life with his listless friends in the Mojave Desert. What he couldn't predict was that he was signing up for a life in Special Operations that would leave him the sole survivor of his original squad. Can telling his story save him, his wife and his daughter, or is the truth so ugly that he cannot be redeemed? High Desert Rats: In the summer of 2000, Sean doesn’t want Derrick to join the USAF and leave him in the Mojave Desert. But it seems there’s nothing Sean can do to change Derrick’s mind, and what’s worse, is that the one thing Sean desperately wants to tell Derrick is exactly the thing that Sean fears will end their friendship forever.
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