An autobiographical novel of the Great War's aftermath, Plumes is the story of the personal trials of a soldier, returned from the front disabled and disillusioned, and of the wife and child he left behind. Like his creator, Laurence Stallings, Richard Plume is a U.S. Marine whose combat injuries ultimately cost him a leg and much faith in his government and society. Carefully structured to emphasize the immediacy of problems faced by its players, the novel relegates combat scenes to flashbacks and centers instead on the struggles Richard faces as he tries to carve out a humble but honest existence in postwar Washington, D.C., for his wife, Esme, and son, Dickie. As he struggles to understand the external and internal causes that made him a victim, he turns to his heritage. Patriotic Plumes men fought in every American conflict from Valley Forge onward, and while all returned with wounds and woes, none ever doubted that battlefield glory was worth the price-none until Richard, who yearns to spare Dickie from the fate of his forebears.
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"As fine a novel of the war as has been written."--Time
"An intensely interesting story. . . . No one, not even the most convinced of patrioteers, could read so straightforward and unvarnished a tale as Plumes without being just a little shaken by the truths which it reveals."--The NationAbout the Author:
Steven Trout is a professor of English at Fort Hays State University. He is the author of "Memorial Fictions: Willa Cather and the First World War" (Nebraska 2002) and the coeditor of "The Literature of the Great War Reconsidered: Beyond Modern Memory," Contributors include Mary Chinery, Debra Rae Cohen, Michael Gorman, Jennifer Haytock, Pearl James, Celia M. Kingsbury, Susan Meyer, Margaret Anne O'Connor, Wendy K. Perriman, Mark A. Robison, Ann Romines, Mary R. Ryder, Janis P. Stout, and Steven Trout.
George Palmer Garrett (1929–2008) was a poet and novelist. He also worked as a book reviewer and screenwriter, and was Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2002 to 2006.
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