Father War

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Pub Date 28 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 24 Dec 2021

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A long-forgotten jungle campaign takes on new life in the troubled mind of John Spenser, a missing soldier’s son. 

Determined to restore the reputation of the scape-goated general who led the campaign, Spenser comes across a figure large enough to fill the shoes of his absent father. 

Out of the distant past, that "missing" soldier shows up hoping to heal old wounds, a homecoming that does not end well – for him, his son, or the woman he left behind. 

A long-forgotten jungle campaign takes on new life in the troubled mind of John Spenser, a missing soldier’s son. 

Determined to restore the reputation of the scape-goated general who led the...


A Note From the Publisher

Thomas Doherty's short stories have appeared in literary magazines throughout the Midwest. His nonfiction book THE BEST SPECIMEN OF A TYRANT was named book of the year by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Thomas Doherty's short stories have appeared in literary magazines throughout the Midwest. His nonfiction book THE BEST SPECIMEN OF A TYRANT was named book of the year by the Wisconsin...


Advance Praise

“It’s not every day that I read a story about a man on the run with his recently deceased wife’s ashes on the shotgun seat of a rental car, but Tom Doherty’s swift, engrossing novel about a guy for whom life has proceeded mostly without complications – until he finds himself reckoning with his own damaging history – is a page-turner with the feel of an instant classic.” 

-- Susanna Daniel, author of the PEN award winning novel, STILTSVILLE


“With one master-stroke after another, Thomas Doherty paints a picture so engaging and framed with such modest eloquence, that FATHER WAR reads like a compact, Americanized WAR AND PEACE. Whether writing about jungle combat, horse cavalry drills in the 1930s, or the denizens of a long-abandoned army training camp, Doherty is unflinchingly observant and psychologically at his characters’ very hearts.” 

-- Eric Larsen, author of AN AMERICAN MEMORY, winner of the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize.

“It’s not every day that I read a story about a man on the run with his recently deceased wife’s ashes on the shotgun seat of a rental car, but Tom Doherty’s swift, engrossing novel about a guy for...


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