The Far Reach

by David Mueller



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/31/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781480884823
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781480884830
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781480884847

About the Book

TJ is a marine whose homecoming from the Second World War is clouded by uncertainties that remain from his time spent in Japan. As he steps off the plane and into a Milwaukee terminal devoid of family members or cheers, TJ is acutely aware that something is different. A few minutes later his family finally appears to greet him, TJ hopes he can somehow forget the realities of the conflict.

As TJ vacillates between his memories of his stint in the military and his new life away from a war zone, he reflects on good times with his friend, Art, the truths of war, and his family as he begins to move forward with his life. In a country reaping the benefits of prosperity, TJ entertains law school, marries Helen and becomes a father. As his son, JR, transforms into a man, he prepares to join the marines. However, times and circumstances are different for JR. The longer the American-Vietnam conflict plays out, the more his doubts surface. Within a divided nation, JR’s challenges are just beginning.

In this intergenerational tale, a father and son embrace duty, faith, and courage while serving in two wars and returning home transformed.

About the Author

David Mueller is a former health care professional who draws inspiration for his writing from his international work and travels. He lives and writes between the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona, and the shoreline of Playa Encanto, Mexico. The Far Reach is his debut novel.