Allen Glick enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served his duty in the jungles of Vietnam. Upon returning home, he became a master carpenter, a husband and the father of two daughters. After earning both his B.A. and M.A. in English, he began a new career teaching high school English in Texas. In 2006, he returned to Asia traveling through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and China.
Throughout all this time he was, first and foremost, a writer, completing four fiction novels. His most recent novel, Pity for the Crow is a tale of magical realism, weaving together 500 years of Texas, Mexico and Central America history into an engaging modern day conquistador adventure. He is now writing his first non-fiction work, a retrospective on his life and travels.
Pity for the Crow
Separated by 500 years of Mesoamerican history, two generations of warriors, a Spanish Cavalryman, and an American Army Ranger are befriended by a family of crows with magical powers. Together with their flying talisman, each man discover a deep trust, honor and friendship that is tested again and again on the plains of Mexico and in the Columbian jungle.
One Morning Came Brightly
It’s payback time for Vietnam veteran, Favor Rousseau. Growing a crop of marijuana in the East Texas woods has put redneck thugs, the Kiley brothers, on his trail. But the ex-Marine is no longer alone. This time, the widower with a young daughter to protect, also risks losing the love and respect of others that he has so tenuously been building. Now Favor must go to war once again.
The Chu Lai Jacket
Puller Hobbs, war weary veteran, wants to be a whole man again. But a piece is missing. When he finds the Chu Lai Jacket, a talisman of what forced this sundering of his psyche, he begins to remember his madness. Reliving his dark past is the only way into the future. Without the love of family and friends, he will be hopelessly lost. This is a story of the renewal every veteran deserves to find.
Winter's Coming, Winters Gone
These Marines might have been the kids on your block. But the treacherous jungle war marked them and estrangement at home set them apart. This is their tale of betrayal and broken promises, in Vietnam and America. It is also a story of reconciliation.
Winter’s Coming, Winters Gone begins in Vietnam, carries the reader through the turbulent anti-war period, and concludes in Austin, Texas.
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