Bookslinger Update: “Shadowboxing”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

This week’s story is from Dancing at the Gold Monkey by Allen Learst, published by Leapfrog Press. A young naval officer crashes his F-16 fighter jet in the South China Sea, forever changing the lives of the five soldiers who find his body. They move through gritty post-Vietnam Detroit with the women they love in this linked collection of psychological drama, sexual escapades, and latent violence tinged with compassion, grief, and love, arriving finally at the death of one man’s son in Iraq. Allen Learst’s writing explores an interior war—the war of the psyche fought by all returning soldiers—and their attempts to adapt and survive without the knowledge it takes to heal or alleviate their pain.

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