Vietnam veteran Bandy, believing his wife died in the fire that destroyed their cabin, goes crazy with rage and remorse and commits a crime that makes the reader gasp. Bandy, who’s also half-drunk at the time, ends up in jail but he was a damaged soul before the novel even opens. As we quickly learn, Iona isn’t dead after all. Pregnant with Bandy’s child, she left him for another man.
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