Inspired by a real person and true events, Invisible Hero is a poignant comingof- age tale in postwar America in the 1940s and ’50s, when work is plentiful, cars are shiny, and the magic of television has just lit up the living room. Apart from the tragic loss of his father at a young age, Tim Davis’s small-town life in Pennsylvania is charmed, blessed with simplicity, filled with honor, and essentially average by all measures. But that life is brutally interrupted by the outbreak of a war whose cause is unclear, a war no one comprehends. Tim is immediately drafted into the Army, enduring the aching separation from one love and the troubling remembrance of another. He is shipped to Korea and serves as a rifleman until he is captured by the Chinese and made a prisoner of war. From an innocent youth overwhelmed by the possibilities of love to a soldier grappling with the ugliness of a POW camp, this is what happens when a decent and good life is swept up by unseen forces. Invisible Hero is a timeless—and timely—story about a changing world that somehow never changes.
Literature-Fiction, Genre-Fiction, War,