Summary and Info
The themes of betrayal, grief, family, and war are explored in this compelling novel. At the age of 14, Scott loses his father to the Vietnam War. Now in his 30s, Scott still can't come to terms with his grief and believes his father to still be alive. Emily is a journalist working on a story about three Vietnam veterans, including Scott's father, who were awarded undeserved bravery medals. Emily seeks out Scott in hopes of getting close to him and getting the inside family angle on her story. She convinces Scott she can help him find his father, who she knows for certain to be dead, and as they become lovers she continues to deceive him. From the lies and betrayal emerges an intimate and stunning portrayal of a father-son relationship.