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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:336
  • eBook ISBN:9780991007769

Black Walls Turn Gray

by Brad Jones

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Overview
“With these wars...there is no rear. The enemy is everywhere... mixed into the population. In front of you. Beside you. Behind you. Persistent exposure to danger.” Brad Jones, a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War, introduces readers to Corporal Quince Magowan, a young man whose patriotism inspires him to serve his country. For Quince, fighting in his generation’s war proves to be more than just a physical battle. He and the Marines of 2nd Platoon face a seasoned enemy. The rapids of the Kunar River, lush fields, majestic mountains, and the beauty of the blood-red poppies provide a strangely serene backdrop for the horrors of war. When he returns home to his wife and young daughter, Quince faces a harsh adjustment to civilian life. Though healthy by all appearances, darkness has trapped him, and he doesn’t believe that anyone can understand his anguish. Though he is reluctant to admit these struggles, his tough yet compassionate father—a Vietnam veteran—persuades Quince to seek treatment at the VA hospital, where doctors diagnose him with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Quince finds that the path to healing is complicated and difficult, but persists with the support of those he loves. This is a compelling story of America’s challenges in treating its veterans for the invisible wounds of modern warfare.
Description
“With these wars...there is no rear. The enemy is everywhere... mixed into the population. In front of you. Beside you. Behind you. Persistent exposure to danger.” Brad Jones, a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War, introduces readers to Corporal Quince Magowan, a young man whose patriotism inspires him to serve his country. For Quince, fighting in his generation’s war proves to be more than just a physical battle. He and the Marines of 2nd Platoon face a seasoned enemy. The rapids of the Kunar River, lush fields, majestic mountains, and the beauty of the blood-red poppies provide a strangely serene backdrop for the horrors of war. When he returns home to his wife and young daughter, Quince faces a harsh adjustment to civilian life. Though healthy by all appearances, darkness has trapped him, and he doesn’t believe that anyone can understand his anguish. Though he is reluctant to admit these struggles, his tough yet compassionate father—a Vietnam veteran—persuades Quince to seek treatment at the VA hospital, where doctors diagnose him with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Quince finds that the path to healing is complicated and difficult, but persists with the support of those he loves. This is a compelling story of America’s challenges in treating its veterans for the invisible wounds of modern warfare. Brad Jones is a former Marine Captain who served in the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and in the 6th Marine Regiment. A Kentucky native, he resides in Lexington. Black Walls Turn Gray is a work of fiction in which Jones draws upon life experiences to develop the narrative. His lyrical descriptions of the landscapes of both Kentucky and Afghanistan are personal and evocative.
About the author
Brad Jones is a former captain and a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War. Born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, he grew up in Salt Lick, a small town in northeast Kentucky. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University, an M.A. in political science from the University of Louisville, and an M.B.A from Sullivan University. Joining the service in October 2000, he served in the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and in the 6th Marine Regiment, and deployed to Okinawa, South Korea, Japan, Liberia, and, in 2004, to Afghanistan. Today, Brad Jones resides in Lexington, Kentucky. He is the father of a seven-year-old daughter, Mallory. He is a member of a local Marine Corps League detachment and maintains his interest in the politics of war and diplomacy. While Black Walls is a work of fiction, Jones draws upon some of his life experiences in developing the narrative. The story, which is set primarily in Kentucky and Afghanistan, includes arresting descriptions of their widely differing, but remarkably beautiful, rural landscapes. Nature is a voiceless but sometimes threatening character in the novel. Jones is available for group presentations and book-signings. He may be reached at [email protected]
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