There may be no experience more horrific, no personal trial more challenging, than a soldier facing the ravages of war. But for many members of the armed services, returning home after combat is only the beginning of a new, very different set of challenges. Facing isolation, lingering traumas, and unspeakable fears, these brave men and women struggle to find peace long after their physical service is done.
As the wife of an Iraq veteran and a volunteer who has worked with armed service members, author Claire St. Hilaire has heard a number of these heartbreaking, often complex stories face-to-face.
In No Peace After War, St. Hilaire shares a collection of short stories and poems that give voice to these dark and difficult realities—exploring haunting memories, society’s treatment of veterans, and the true definition of honor.
In a world where nightmares are real, this is the story of a soldier’s heroism and a woman’s devotion.
Ryan is lost in a coma, living his own nightmare of deployment, and trying to find his way home.
While desperately fighting his family to keep him on life-support, will his fiance be able to influence his dreams and guide him home before he becomes trapped in this war forever?