One More Soldier
It is 1963. Being gay is a sin against God. And twenty-eight year old mechanic Will meets Bran for the first time.Over the years a close bond forms between them despite the seventeen year age difference. Will teaches Bran to swim and helps him with homework. The years pass, Bran drops out of... show more
It is 1963. Being gay is a sin against God. And twenty-eight year old mechanic Will meets Bran for the first time.Over the years a close bond forms between them despite the seventeen year age difference. Will teaches Bran to swim and helps him with homework. The years pass, Bran drops out of school and moves away.Then Bran comes home. Can Will move past their age difference? And if he does, how can he keep Bran in 1970 America?A beautifully told tale of love and loss told from the viewpoint of a deeply closeted gay man at the very beginning of the American Gay and Lesbian Rights movement.REVIEW--"Marie Sexton has penned a powerfully emotional and moving tale that teaches us to live each day to its fullest, to reach out and capture what happiness we can when we can, and to be abundantly grateful for those experiences that would become cherished memories when time and fate deem to interrupt our plans for the future. "This story is my definition of the embodiment of outstanding literature. It is solidly written, seductive, and absolutely sublime in its emotional impact. Will and Bran are two fully realized protagonists who staked out a corner of my heart and proceeded to set up residence there where they will be remembered for a long time to come."Lisa for Author Interviews, Book Reviews, and More
Publish date: July 17th 2010
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Pages no: 69
Edition language: English
1970Will has known Bran since he first taught him to swim, when Bran was eleven years old. But now, seven years later, Bran has returned from a year of hard work on a ranch outside of Houston and he is no longer the boy Will remembers. He is now eighteen, quite grown up, and making no secret of the ...
3.5 Stars. Beautiful and touching story.
What an amazing short story. So powerful, and just lovely... And dammit, I cried and cried. Straight onto my favorites shelf, although God knows I will never be able to read it again.
Short book, but not lacking on story.I have to write something because this story has been popping in my head at odd moments the last few days, and every time it does, I think I'm going to have a sobbing fit.I read this before bed the other night and it wasn't a good idea. You need to be prepared fo...
A heartbreaking, sad and yet wonderful book. Despite the ending, it's worth reading.