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Sixty-eight-year-old Hollis and his wife Debra have settled into their golden years in a gated community outside of Tucson, Arizona. Although they are devoted to each other, events that took place decades earlier, when Hollis fought in the Korean War, have left him with a deep-seated trauma — and with a secret he has never been able to share with his wife. As a reluctant Hollis revisits his past after his wife becomes dangerously ill, we see just how much the years of war changed his life forever. In rapturous prose, Cullin captures in The Post-War Dream the complexity of a marriage and the indelible force of the past on one man's life.
“Exacting, suspenseful, elegiac yet life-embracing.” —Los Angeles Times
“Cullin followers will recognize the same sharp psychologist who meditated on deterioration in his previous novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind.” —San Francisco Chronicle
"Mitch Cullin's fine novel The Post-War Dream is as much about love as it is about coming to terms with memories. . . . A sensitively told, finely crafted story." —The Denver Post