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By Paulette Livers

Cementville has a wide ranging organize: 1969. A small Kentucky city, identified just for its first-class bourbon and satisfactory cement, direct from the manufacturing facility that offers town its identify. the well-liked neighborhood sons of Cementville’s such a lot renowned households all joined the nationwide defend hoping to prevent the draft and the killing fields of Vietnam. They have been despatched to wrestle besides, and 7 boys have been killed in one, bad ambush.

The novel opens because the coffins are making their approach domestic, besides one closing survivor, the now-maimed city quarterback lately rescued from a Vietnamese legal camp. but the go back of the our bodies units off whatever inside the city itself —a feel of violence, a political fact, a gnawing unease with the longer term — and shortly, new our bodies begin turning up round city, pushing the households of Cementville into extra alienation and grief.

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