It's interesting to see the dedication in this book: "For the Patron Saint of Nurses, Camillus de Lellis".
Even though it was written in 2014, it's a fitting reminder of the respect and gratitude we should give to nurses and health care workers always, not just during a time of crisis.
The characters in this work of fiction are real, real Americans in the way Hollywood Americans are not.
It's a beautiful, haunting story of Leroy, a young soldier in Iraq, seriously wounded when a roadside bomb destroyed the vehicle he was in, and the people in his life before this and the same people when he returns to live in a home for disabled men.
You can almost feel the physical and mental pain Leroy is going through when you read his dream/nightmare thoughts.
This is life after war - it never ends.