Still Life in a Red Dress

Still Life in a Red Dress

by Dennis Jung

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Overview

Sonny and Ray, their friendship forged during the American involvement in the Nicaraguan Civil War of the 1970's, struggle to come to terms with the aftermath of that war and their memories of a woman one loved and the other murdered. The sudden appearance of a mysterious painting leads the two on an odyssey to uncover the truth about the woman's disappearance in the closing days of the war and their culpability in the tragedy. From a refugee camp in the Sudan to New Mexico, they search for the one person whose fate has haunted them for thirty years and whose destiny holds the key to their salvation. Joined by Harper, a photojournalist with a history and motives no less tangled, the puzzle lures them back to Central America, where they confront the consequences of their actions. The journey draws old allies and new deeper into a past filled with choices that cannot be undone and crimes that cannot be forgotten, and threatens to ruin the futures of those so desperate for the peace the war long ago destroyed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937070151
Publisher: Martin Brown Publishers, LLC
Publication date: 05/21/2012
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

DENNIS JUNG became interested in writing after receiving encouragement from friends who read his letters relating his travels in Asia and the Pacific. His use of visual imagery and his strong sense of place are what make his novels as much an escape to a geographical location as the mental landscape of his characters. Tapping into a background in anthropology, he weaves into his stories a sense of the mystical and the universal in the human experience - the drama and the conflicts that consume us all, regardless of culture. Mr. Jung lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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