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By Kirk Landers

I desire you get drafted, i am hoping you visit Vietnam, i am hoping you get shot, and that i wish you die there. Those phrases, spoken within the anger of juvenile, marked the tip of the torrid Nineteen Sixties university romance of Annette DuBose and Gabe Pender. She might marry a fellow antiwar activist and turn out immigrating to Canada. He could struggle in Vietnam and are available domestic to construct an American dream form of life—a nice occupation, a trophy spouse, and a lifetime of wealth and privilege. 40 years later, they've got reconnected and chanced on a shared ardour: solo canoeing in Ontario's uncooked Quetico wasteland. They choose to meet back to get stuck up on previous instances, yet no longer in a restaurant or espresso shop—they conform to meet on an island deep within the Quetico wilds. even though they fight to regulate their expectancies for the rendezvous, they either strategy the island with a starting to be awareness of the emotional void of their lives and sweetness how diverse every thing could have been in the event that they had spent their lives jointly. they need to conquer demanding situations simply to achieve the island, then come upon the best demanding situations of all—each different, and a climate occasion for the a while. Alone at the Shield is a narrative concerning the Vietnam battle and the issues that attach us. it's the tale of getting older child Boomers, of the infrequent types of those that paddle on my own into the desolate tract, and of the type of experience that comes basically to the daring and the brave.

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