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.
Kurt is the author of the romance noir novel Rainy Season, the dark thriller novel The Good Kill, the literary fiction novel Inside the Skin, and the poetry collection Short Verses & Other Curses, among other works. He is also the screenwriter/executive producer of the short film Leave, adapted from his short story of the same name, and which premiered at the LA Femme International Film Festival in 2018. View all posts by Kurt Brindley