Journeys With the Dead and the Living in Viet NamBook - 2009
Karlin relates the moving story of one veteran's search for redemption in Vietnam, as he seeks forgiveness from the family of the man he killed 40 years ago.
Fellow veteran and award-winning author Wayne Karlin accompanied Steedly on his remarkable journey. InWandering Souls he recounts Homer’s movement towards a recovery that could only come about through a confrontation with the ghosts of his pastand the need of Dam’s family to bring their child’s wandering soul” to his own peace.
Wandering Souls limns the terrible price of war on soldiers and their loved ones, and reveals that we heal not by forgetting war’s hard lessons, but by remembering its costs.
A veteran and award-winning author of Lost Armies describes the life-changing wartime confrontation during which he killed a North Vietnamese soldier and retrieved from the man's body a diary of beautiful line drawings, a keepsake that prompted his effort decades later to seek forgiveness from the soldier's family.