W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction
Soldier in Paradise
With a refreshing lack of bombast or melodrama, first novelist Mort offers an insightful, affecting look at the complex personal consequences of war specifically Vietnam on the lives of its veterans. James Patrick “Irish” Donnelly, a reluctantly enlisted infantryman, narrates his story in direct, candid chapters alternating between his experiences in Vietnam and his life in the U.S. before and afterward.