The Turtle Warrior

The Turtle Warrior

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The Turtle Warrior is the story of the Lucas family, who live in a beautiful and remote part of Wisconsin inhabited by working-class European immigrants and the Ojibwe. By 1967 the Lucas farm has fallen into disrepair, thanks to the hard drinking of John Lucas, who brutalizes his wife and two sons. When the eldest, James, escapes by enlisting to fight in Vietnam, he leaves young Bill alone to protect his mother with only his own will and the spirit of his brother to guide him. Beautifully written and deeply felt, The Turtle Warrior takes readers from the heartland of America to the battlefields of World War II and Vietnam weaving a haunting tale of an unforgettable world where the physical and spiritual, the past and the present, merge.It was the third time hea#39;d seen one of those little cars that did indeed look like beetles. Nobody in town owned one. aquot;Hippie cars, aquot; his father sneered once. It was covered, front to back, with bumper stickers and Bill squinted to catch the print onanbsp;...

Title:The Turtle Warrior
Author:Mary Ellis
Publisher:Penguin - 2005-01-25


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