Even Heroes Sometimes Sink: A Novel
“Honest, heartfelt, and profound—a remarkable achievement. I was thoroughly engrossed throughout…Takes a difficult, emotional subject and gets to the heart of it, poignantly peeling back layers.” —Zachary Sklar, Co-author (with Oliver Stone) of the acclaimed film, JFK
Simon, a wealthy, handsome L.A. businessman, son of Holocaust survivors, dies mysteriously in Argentina, where he and his wife are trying to heal their marriage. After hearing the shocking news, his best friend, a comrade since Vietnam-era university days, drives from Oregon with his perceptive French wife to speak at the funeral. Reflecting on memories, meeting with Simon’s family and companions, even journeying to Auschwitz, the grieving friend struggles to comprehend the loss of a tragically sensitive, intensely secretive man.
“…Beginning on the California coast during the cultural tectonic shifts of the 60s, the tale is a delicately delivered treatise on male friendship and the heart-wrenching secrets men keep from each other.” —Nancy Ashmead, Author of New Moons
“Ron Hertz’ tale of lifelong friendship—what is shared and nurtured, and what is sadly missed—will touch anyone who holds relationships to be life’s central treasure.” —Oregon State Senator Jeff Golden, Author of Unafraid: A Novel of the Possible and Forest Blood
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