Three soldiers brought together by the war in Afghanistan, and after one fateful event none can erase from memory, Wintric, Dax, and Torres struggle to return to normalcy in the country for which they fought.
In his novel, I'd Walk With My Friends If I Could Find Them, Jesse Goolsby depicts the lives of three men fighting personal demons after their return from war. Goolsby pens flawed, loathsome, and lovable characters who burrow their essence into the reader's mind, and become more real than neighbors. His story spans decades, weaving through time and place, and comes out on the other end as a satisfying read; one which haunts far after the last page is turned. Even now, I find myself wondering about the characters, wishing for their peace, and missing them.
I'd Walk With My Friends If I Could Find Them is a heart-wrenching narrative of revenge, redemption, and release. The tale is all too real and relatable by generations of soldiers who've returned from the battlefield, and their families who witness the battles still raging within. I enjoyed this book, title and all. I found it to be one of the best of its kind. I look forward to reading Jesse Goolsby's next book.
Author: Jesse Goolsby
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Cover Design: Brian Moore
Reviewed by: Sandra Miller Linhart; 29 November 2015