Prayer at Rumayla: A Novel of the Gulf War
They say it was an easy war. They say it was a popular war. But for those who fought it, nothing was ever the same again.
Nineteen year-old Chet Brown arrived home from the Gulf War in the spring of 1991 and found that, for him, the war was only beginning. Betrayed by his friends and lover, ignored by his family, Brown travels across the country in search of meaning behind the horrors of his war. More
Charles Sheehan-Miles' acclaimed debut novel was called "a work of pure psychological conflict" by Gannett Newspapers. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh said Prayer at Rumayla is an "...honest and unsparing account...a much needed corrective about a much-misunderstood war."
...A fast-paced, in-the-trenches Gulf War novel... -- VVA Veteran Magazine
...Honest and unsparing account...A much needed corrective... -- Seymour Hersh, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize
As timely as tomorrow's newspaper headlines...Brutally honest, direct, and meaningful -- Midwest Book Review, February 2002
Bleak and disturbing... dead-on-target ...This first novel is a work of pure psychological conflict. -- Gannett Newspapers, December 22, 2001
Exposes the dirty underbelly of war... a must for anyone interested in the Gulf War as it really happened...highly recommended -- Desert-Storm.com
Profoundly moving, raw, exceptionally well executed...an expertly written psychological thriller...Prayer is easily one of the most impressive books reviewed in this blog. -- The PODler Book Review, May 6, 2007