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Michael P. Maurer—Perfume River Nights

**All royalties of Perfume River Nights benefit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund**

About the Book: 

Eighteen-year-old Jimmy Miller, called Singer by his platoon mates, wants to prove his bravery in the trials of war but he never considered how hard it would be to kill a man or what might happen once he did. He doesn’t think about death and dying. He only imagines the glory. But when a vicious North Vietnamese Army ambush engulfs Singer and his friends, everything changes. In the heat of battle Singer confronts the terrible truth of war and discovers a frightening darkness within himself. His struggle to survive takes on a deeper meaning that tests his courage in ways he never expected. 

More than a war story, Perfume River Nights is a tale of tragic events and the heroic quest to know ourselves and find our way.

About the Author: 

MICHAEL P. MAURER is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the army paratroopers and served in Vietnam in 1968-69 as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division. A University of Minnesota graduate, he moved to Vietnam in 2003 and lived in Asia until 2012 while writing Perfume River Nights. He has authored two collections of poetry: A Journey Through A Warrior’s Soul and Thoughts From Afar. He currently lives in Minnesota.  
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Praise for Perfume River Nights:

“An immensely compelling story filled with terror and characters who touch the heart.”
-Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones and The Great Spring

“A wonderful and terrifying ride … In depth of character and intensity of story it reminded me of All Quiet on the Western Front.”
-Mary Logue, author of the Claire Watkins mystery series

“… a direct and haunting narrative…. For every combat soldier who could not explain their combat experience, this work is their voice.”  
-Ernie Boswell, Ph.D., clinical psychologist