Teaser Tuesdays: Her Own Vietnam by Lynn Kanter

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

vietnam

Our protagonist, Della, was an army nurse and is only just beginning to attempt to deal with her experiences there.

Suddenly every conversation was about Vietnam. After all this time, she finally wanted her family to ask her about it, but when they did she didn’t like it, or she didn’t like the questions they asked or the way they squirmed when she answered.

So simple, this concept, despite its self-conflict; and so representative, I think. I love that in a piece of writing.

This quotation comes from an uncorrected advance proof and is subject to change.

2 Responses

  1. Yes, it captures that feeling very well. I remember somebody asking me about 9/11 and they asked about seeing the towers fall: “Did it look like a special effect in a movie?”

    Even now the question makes me squirm.

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