Francis Joseph Cassavant is 18. He has just returned home from the Second World War, and he has no face. He does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero.
Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star for bravery, but was it really an act of heroism? Now, having survived, he is looking for a man he once admired and respected, a man adored my many people, a man who also received a Silver Star for bravery. A man who destroyed Francis’s life.
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While he waits for Larry, a war hero with a Silver Star of his own, to return from the service, Francis wanders the streets and relives the past: Strong and handsome, Larry had been a hero even before the war, brilliant at bringing out talents in young people, turning shy, unathletic Francis into...| Read Full Review of Heroes
According to PW's starred review, this dark story of a WWII veteran who seeks revenge on an old mentor ""will hold fans from first page to last, and set them thinking about what really lurks behind the face of a hero."" Ages 12-up.| Read Full Review of Heroes
A soldier returns home facially disfigured from battle, his fight for his country over.Oct 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Heroes
HEROES is a story of Francis Joseph Cassavant, who at the age of eighteen has already fought a war, and lost his face.Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Heroes
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