KathyC, Amazon Review for Leave: A Short Story
The true lives and stories of military men and women are often underserved in literature, despite being full of the kind of extreme drama and conflict that makes most great novels compelling. Brinkley offers a brief, but vivid and powerful glimpse of sailors aboard a US Navy ship in the 1990s, a pivotal time of change in military culture. It’s raw and profane yet ends in a surprising emotional epiphany. Highly recommended.