Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 5

Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 5

CHAPTER FIVE Coal and the Mitchell made it back to Salmon after two hours of driving in the dark, through the most dangerous part of the trip, where thick vegetation on both sides of the road sheltered herds of semi-suicidal deer that seemed to love frolicking back...
Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 4

Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 4

CHAPTER FOUR Wednesday, January 3 On the morning after Slugger Janx’s disappearance, when Martha May Janx found her boy lying in his own urine on the floor of a cell in the jail of LaFourche Parish, she would not have recognized him as her son if they hadn’t already...
Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 3

Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 3

CHAPTER THREE Thibodaux, Louisiana Tuesday, January 2, afternoon Slugger Janx woke up with rain, more like a gentle mist, falling on his battered, broken, blood-crusted face. He had been nicked by a bullet once in the jungles of Vietnam on the side of his thigh, but...
Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 2

Like a Man Without a Country, Chapter 2

CHAPTER TWO At three o’clock in the afternoon of January second, Coal Savage and the Mitchell family finished their seven-hour journey from Salmon to the University of Utah hospital in Salt Lake City. They would be staying overnight, due to the length of time it would...
Like a Man Without a Country: Chapter One

Like a Man Without a Country: Chapter One

  LIKE A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY     Dedicated to all the veterans of the Vietnam war who returned to a country they no longer recognized And to the Americans of African descent who were made to feel as if they were something less.    CHAPTER ONE...