A traumatic boyhood experience on his parent's farm, when an incident between him and a mother hen results in 'squashed chickens', becomes the backdrop for the author's deeply-moving, personal life story.
After devastating experiences in the Vietnam War, he returns home to a newly-hostile society, rejection and humiliation. Mentally scarred, he tries to cope with the responsibilities but it proves too much. He goes back to the countryside, starts a farm and tries to make sense of the world while fighting his demons with the support of medical professionals, his wife and children.
Jeff describes his torment as he offloads his confusion about religion, racism, society and life, all the time finding new 'squashed chickens' along the way.
Publication Date: 27-Feb-2020
Publisher: Olympia Publishers