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Benjamin W. Bass
Batesville, Indiana, USA

Sell Sheet

Release Date: November 9th, 2021 (Worldwide)

Author Location: Batesville, Indiana, USA

In Person Interviews: Author is open to any interview options within the greater Batesville & Cincinnati area. For best results in getting your requested date, set up your event 6+ months in advance. Contact us to setup a time: publish@hurnpublications.com

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Early Reviews

It’s plain to see why this book won the Military Writers Society of America award. Bass not only captures the emotional and physical aftermaths of warfare, but he does so while writing as both the male and female protagonists, and so seamlessly that the reader forgets this is a single author rather than two. The narrative is powerful, simple, and so compelling that it makes one flinch, yet unable to forego knowing how it will all turn out. Combat veterans will recognize themselves with a nod. Civilians will get a rare glimpse into the sacrifices of those who’ve served.
         -NY Times Best Selling Author, Steven Hartov (In The Company Of Heroes)
It’s plain to see why this book won the Military Writers Society of America award. Bass not only captures the emotional and physical aftermaths of warfare, but he does so while writing as both the male and female protagonists, and so seamlessly that the reader forgets this is a single author rather than two. The narrative is powerful, simple, and so compelling that it makes one flinch, yet unable to forego knowing how it will all turn out. Combat veterans will recognize themselves with a nod. Civilians will get a rare glimpse into the sacrifices of those who’ve served.

         -NY Times Best Selling Author, Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Hell Divers)

The craft of the story is subtle, simple beauty. The Prologue is sheer poetry with its details of the mundane, to the horror of getting blown up, to the emergence of a new world: “I open my mouth and it is filled with the saltwater tang of the blackness flooding me. I feel like I am drowning. I fear I am dead. There is a light. It is everywhere. It is all around me. I am alone.” This imagery of light emerges throughout in different contexts.

The writing remains honest, straightforward, and fluid—no straining after metaphors, no overwriting. This might be one of the best books about a post-traumatic reaction. It’s a powerful story, compelling, wrenching, and finally uplifting.

         -Military Writers Society of America, which awarded the book a medal 

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