Barbed Wire Fever - The Start

Barbed Wire Fever started with an idea for a book. I was going to write my father’s story, the story he kept trying to tell. One of the ironies, I tell people now, is that when my father actually recited his story, many of the people who knew him well – especially his family – wanted him to stop. I heard the story over and over for as long as I could remember. He repeated it as if from a script. I was inured to the brutality of it early on, already knew all the surprising turns, was ashamed of his bad luck.

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