A Hard and Heavy Thing

A Hard and Heavy Thing

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Contemplating suicide after nearly a decade at war, Levi sits down to write a note to his best friend Nick, explaining why things have to come to this inevitable end. Years earlier, Levi--a sergeant in the army--made a tragic choice that led his team into ambush, leaving three soldiers dead and two badly injured. During the attack, Levi risked death to save a badly burned and disfigured Nick. His actions won him the Silver Star for gallantry, but nothing could alleviate the guilt he carried after that fateful day. He may have saved Nick in Iraq, but when Levi returns home and spirals out of control, it is Nick's turn to play the savior, urging Levi to write. Levi begins to type as a way of bidding farewell, but what remains when he is finished is not a suicide note. It's a love song, a novel in which the beginning is the story's end, the story's end is the real beginning of Levi's life, and the future is as mutable as words on a page.
Publisher: Blue Ash, OH :, Tyrus Books,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781440591877
1440591873
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hefti Matthew 01/2016
Characteristics: 365 pages ;,23 cm
Alternative Title: Hard & heavy thing

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Lifelong friends Levi and Nick have been in college “mere weeks” when 9/11 changes their world. They decide to join the army to fight in Afghanistan, but by the time they go to war, they are sent to Iraq.


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