The Life of Ling Ling — A Novella by Jerad W. Alexander

War is an adult problem...
... often solved by children.

As millions of veterans come to grips with their involvement in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars they are filling pages with stories of goofy madness and stone remarkable horror. Kevin Powers fired the starting gun with his novel The Yellow Birds; there are many more coming...

The Life of Ling Ling is a small part of that!

In The Life of Ling Ling, the Marines of Combat Outpost Bordelon are weeks away from going home. Buried fantasies of a peaceful future rise to the surface as returning home from Iraq alive suddenly seems real. But for Sergeant Timothy Square, his own destructive bravado and eagerness to embrace the warlike culture where he thrives may have cost him the one bit of peace he has waiting for him: his wife Crystal. Only after confronting an act of wretchedness involving a young Iraqi girl does Square finally learn the brutal fallacy of his worldview, though it may be too late

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