A heart-rending tale of friendship in wartime that deserves a place on the shelf
beside the great books of wartime literature. The trenches of the Western Front
are the setting for this story of the extraordinary devotion that develops
between silent, morose John Hillard, full of war's futility, and his as yet
unscathed trench mate, David Barton. The lyrical beauty of Hill's narrative
draws the reader in and doesn't let go. This little novel is a gem, compelling
and moving, a treat for all readers of fiction.