The Names of Rivers by Daniel Buckman

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A tightly crafted search for redemption within the shadows of a family’s past. Set in a rustbelt town south of Chicago, this is the story of Bruno Konick, a troubled veteran of World War II, and his grandson Luke, a boy forever dreaming of heroism in a post-Vietnam America. Examining the relationships between fathers and sons, between men and hictory, this novel echoes Hemingway's actuality, and Buckman’s vision heeds Faulkner's call for basic humanity.

"[Water in Darkness] should carry an R-rating, but unlike the average movie, it earns these elements . . ."—Publishers Weekly

Daniel Buckman was born in 1967 and served as a paratrooper with the US Army. He lives in Chicago.

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Daniel Buckman served as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division. "Because the Rain "is his fourth novel.
Published December 2, 2013 by Akashic Books. 197 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, War, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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Horrifying secrets hold a dysfunctional family together in Buckman's intensely written second novel, set in the small Midwest town where Bruno Konick, a guilt-ridden World War II veteran, is struggling to make sense of the choices that have essentially destroyed his two sons and now threaten to r...

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Watega County is supposedly somewhere in Illinois, but Daniel Buckman places it smack dab in the twilight zone.

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