The War Came Home with Him: A Daughter's Memoir (Paperback)
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The War Came Home with Him: A Daughter's Memoir (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 15/09/2016
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In this striking dual narrative, Catherine Madison tells the stories of two survivors of one man's war: a father who withstood a prison camp's unspeakable inhumanity and a daughter who withstood the residual cruelty that came home with him. Piecing together her father's experiences as a POW in Korea, Madison uncovers long-hidden truths about his past, gaining insight into her own in the process.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781517901448
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 213 x 137 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A mesmerizing page-turner. Catherine Madison has written a captivating, beautifully crafted tale of the horrors her father endured as a prisoner of war and her lifelong quest to unravel the mystery of his tortured soul."
Hugh Delehanty, coauthor of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success
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"I loved this book, not only for the knowledge gained concerning a war I knew so little about but for Catherine Madison s skill in relating both sides of this complex and difficult story. She is truly a reliable narrator, and her interweaving of her father s ordeal as a prisoner of war with her own growing up in a household with a broken and damaged man is honest and generous and truly moving."
Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People
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"A mesmerizing page-turner. Catherine Madison has written a captivating, beautifully crafted tale of the horrors her father endured as a prisoner of war and her lifelong quest to unravel the mystery of his tortured soul."--Hugh Delehanty, coauthor of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

"I loved this book, not only for the knowledge gained concerning a war I knew so little about but for Catherine Madison's skill in relating both sides of this complex and difficult story. She is truly a reliable narrator, and her interweaving of her father's ordeal as a prisoner of war with her own growing up in a household with a broken and damaged man is honest and generous and truly moving."--Judith Guest, author of Ordinary People


"A heartfelt account of a family fractured by war and its awful aftereffects."--Kirkus Reviews

"It's hard to imagine in this time of endless psychological examination that greater consideration was not given in the past to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions affecting returning POWs. Madison's dual narratives of the injury visited upon, and imposed by, her father raises complex questions of survival and forgiveness, relevant to readers dealing with family traumas themselves."--Library Journal

"Madison chronicles the legacy of a much neglected part of U.S. history while bravely dissecting the enduring bond between an enigmatic father and his curious daughter. [The War Came Home with Him] should be lauded for its unflinching honesty as Madison recalls the harrowing moments in her complicated relationship with her sometimes steady, often volatile father."--Star Tribune

"Compellingly written."--Library Journal

"In this beautifully written dual memoir, Madison smoothly moves between chapters re-creating her father's terrible imprisonment and her childhood."--St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Madison's memoir offers a powerful, intimate perspective on what happens to a family when a wounded soldier brings his war home."--kafbnucleus.com

"Madison's writing is so compelling; I read the entire book in a couple of sittings, not wanting to put it down for even a minute."--Russian Hill Reader

"This skillfully artistic work reads as a novel, lending to its intrigue, as well as shedding light on the consequences of war using primary source accounts from a collection of secret documents found years later."--Military Review

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