By Larry Brown
Soiled paintings is the tale of 2 males, strangers—one white, the opposite black. either have been born and raised in Mississippi. either fought in Vietnam. either have been gravely wounded. Now, twenty-two years later, the 2 males lie in adjoining beds in a VA clinic. Over the process an afternoon and an evening, Walter James and Braiden Chaney speak of thoughts, of passions, of fate.
With nice imaginative and prescient, humor, and braveness, Brown writes in general approximately love in a narrative concerning the waste of struggle.
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Dirty Work by Larry Brown