Purgatory by Jeff Mann
A Novel of the Civil War

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During the Civil War, two young soldiers on opposite sides find themselves drawn together. One is a scholarly, war-weary Southerner who has seen too much bloodshed, especially the tortures inflicted upon the enemy by his vicious commanding officer, his uncle. The other is a Herculean Yankee captured by the ragtag Confederate band and forced to become a martyr for all the sins of General Sheridan’s fires. When these two find themselves admiring more than one another’s spirit and demeanor, when passions erupt between captor and captive, will this new romance survive the arduous trek to Purgatory Mountain?

About Jeff Mann

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Jeff Mann has published three award-winning poetry chapbooks--Bliss, Mountain Fireflies, and Flint Shards from Sussex--as well as a full-length book of poetry, Bones Washed with Wine; a memoir, Edge, a novella, ?Devoured, ? included in Masters of Midnight: Erotic Tales of the Vampire; a book of poetry and memoir, Loving Mountains, Loving Men; and a collection of short fiction, A History of Barbed Wire. He teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Published March 7, 2012 by Bears Bones Books - Lethe Press. 286 pages
Genres: History, War, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Mann’s love story between a Confederate soldier and a Yankee POW illuminates the daily horrors of war but doesn’t quite hang together as a novel.

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Along that same theme, I did not find it at all plausible that Drew could be so brutalized and dehumanized by his captors while Ian stood by, and still find it in his heart to forgive Ian, which, of course, was the point the entire story hung on.

Jul 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Purgatory: A Novel of the Civ...

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