Revenants - The Odyssey Home (Paperback)
ONLY BETSY CAN GET HIM HOME IN TIME; ONLY HE CAN BRING HER BACK BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
A grief-stricken candy-striper serving in a VA hospital following her brother's death in Viet Nam struggles to return home an anonymous veteran of the Great War against the skullduggery of a congressman who not only controls the hospital as part of his small-town fiefdom but knows the name of her veteran. A name if revealed would end his political ambitions and his fifty-year marriage. In its retelling of Odysseus' journey, Revenants casts a flickering candle upon the charon toll exacted not only from the families of those who fail to return home but of those who do.
..".Revenants will not fade quickly as less substantial novels do but will resonate in the reader's heart and mind for years to come."-Mark Spencer, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts Program, University of Arkansas at Monticello.
"Kauffman writes with a divinely inspired descriptive power that draws you in and leaves an image in the reader's mind to muse upon long afterwards."-John H. Byk, Writers Alive.
"The true damage of war is ... the damage done to the survivors and their families. ... we see this damage portrayed movingly in his characters. This is a book you must read to see the truth of war."-Robert Mustin, Sam's Place: Stories.
..". beautifully written ... an intriguing story which will linger in the reader's mind far after the final page has been turned."-Florentine, Readiculously Peachy Blog.
..".compelling ... skillful character development ... makes us see just exactly what it is like to be wounded, in soul and spirit .... "-Brian Francis Heffron, Poet/Filmmaker, Author of Award Winning Novel Colorado Mandala.