Summoned home from Honolulu to the Pacific Northwest after WWII, ex-marine Joe Dover meets and falls for Carmelita Maldonado, a Mexican-American preacher's daughter from California. Unable to resist extramarital temptations, he finds his family life crumbling. The Veteran is the story of a changing society in the 1960s and early 70s, as seen through the lens of a grim memory of war.
"thoughtful, contemplative, and engrossing. . . While he plows psychological ground tilled earlier by such writers as
. . . Cheever, . . . Updike, and . . . Roth, Owens' terse observations are no less profound." -- US Review of Books
"poignant and beautifully-detailed" -- Rod Val Moore, author of A History of Hands.
a novel of climate change
IT'S 2051 -- 600 ppm. NATURE IS COLLAPSING AND POWERFUL PEOPLE DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW WHY.
"a suspenseful, intriguing storyline" * * *
"an important book"
"Owens builds his case for his changed society carefully and convincingly."
"stunning, far reaching"
"Well-written, very plausible. . ."
Son of Yahweh: The Gospels as Novels
PRAISE FOR SON OF YAHWEH:
"Mind Blowing . . . I was surprised and enlightened at every turn. " -- Robert Inchausti, author and Professor of English at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
"One of the most interesting and informative books I have read about
the gospels . . ."
". . . a refreshing oasis." -- Amazon reviews