|Plot Summary of The Last Train Home|
There were more than 100,000 homeless Vietnam veterans in the United States last year. Too often these hero's stories go untold or are over-shadowed by the disgrace of their “position” in the post-Vietnam War era.
Wayne Bryant is an author who knows the frustrations and humiliation these people faced. He has shared both their addictive, destructive lifestyles and heart-breaking stories as he traveled across America with many of them.
Bryant's debut fictional novel, The Last Train Home, is a heart-gripping recount of the life sacrifices one soldier makes both during war and when he returns home from active duty. In his book, Bryant poignantly illustrates how unseen forces can guide and enrich our lives even though it may appear all hope and purpose for living has gone.
Bryant's book is a timely journey past the obvious disgrace of homelessness to one of the possible stories behind the men who stood boldly as heroes on the frontline of a bloody war and dishonorably as hobos on the streets of America.
This synopsis report prepared by Wayne Bryant
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|Chapter Analysis of The Last Train Home|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Life of a profession:
- conduct in war
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
- mental illness
- War, general
Pearls of wisdom from homeless?
- White (American)
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- Deep South
- Pacific NW
- Southeast Asia
- moving train
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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