Sunday, February 03, 2013
Books We Love: In Love and War
If your generation's war is the Nicaraguan incident and you enjoy intricate plots that involve the deepest of human emotions, betrayal, redemption, and a quest, you might like Still Life in a Red Dress by Dennis Jung. Set during another war most people don't talk about, a war fought in secret by the CIA, Still Life in a Red Dress is a story of love, much like Sayonara, that also involves the guilt of a forbidden and secret affair, the death of a beautiful, patriotic woman, and her lover's attempts to find her and erase the pain caused by their betrayal. Dennis Jung is a talented author, his style reminiscent of Michener's, and his novel's scope and depth wider and more contemporary. Why not give Still Life, available in paperback and ebook, a try and see where it takes you?