About the Book
Echoes From The Infantry is the tale of one Long Island World War II veteran, the misery of combat, and the powerful emotional bonds that brought him home to Rockaway Beach and the love of his life, Madeline Brandt. It is about a father and son, and their ultimately redeeming struggle to understand each other's worlds - one a world at war, the other shaped by its veterans. Nappi moves artfully between the present and past, weaving a fictionalized tale of this Long Islander's struggle to reconcile with the demons from long ago and his family's neverending battle with many of the intangible burdens caused by the private life of a man they never really knew. He touches our hearts with a story of courage and perseverance...a story of men who faced the greatest challenge of their generation.
Echoes From The Infantry is a fictionalized tale of one Long Island veteran and the misery of combat. The powerful emotional bond that connects him to his fiancee back home, allows him to survive the war with his soul battered, but intact.
This is an eye-opening, page-turning story of a young man named James and the demons that haunt him after returning from World War II. His experiences affect him and his attitude toward his family long after the war is over.
As his son John - whom he always bucks heads with - is cleaning out the attic, he discovers letters which change his view of his dad. They show what he went through, but never talked about. The two finally are able to come to terms with each other, after years of being estranged.
This novel is realistically written about the horrors these men had to face while fighting to liberate war-torn Europe.
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release: October 13, 2005
About the Author
Frank Nappi has taught high school English and Creative Writing for over twenty years. His debut novel, Echoes From The Infantry, received national attention, including MWSA's silver medal for outstanding fiction. His follow-up novel, The Legend of Mickey Tussler, garnered rave reviews as well, including a movie adaptation of the touching story "A Mile in His Shoes" starring Dean Cain and Luke Schroder. Frank continues to produce quality work, including Sophomore Campaign, the intriguing sequel to the much heralded original story and the just released thriller, Nobody Has to Know, which received an endorsement from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille. Frank is presently at work on a third installment of his Mickey Tussler series and his next thriller. He lives on Long Island with his wife Julia and their two sons, Nicholas and Anthony.
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