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Important Book Dedicated to Veterans and Families

BWCoverOnly CBP is pleased to announce the release of the ebook and print book: Black Walls Turn Gray. This novel by combat veteran Brad Jones is about the consequences of modern warfare and the struggles that veterans face in readjusting to civilian life. Young, fit, and from a military family, Corporal Quince Magowan sees serving his country as his patriotic duty. Unfortunately, fighting in his generation's war proves to be more than just a physical battle. This is a compelling story of filial and romantic love, of friendship, duty and heroism, and of America's challenges in treating its veterans for the invisible wounds of modern warfare. Author and Afghanistan veteran Brad Jones brings this great American dilemma home in Black Walls Turn Gray, his first published novel.  This is an important book, which will inform and inspire. It is by turns heart-breaking and heart-warming, but ultimately life-affirming. Book clubs will be rewarded with its rich material for lively discussions.  The author is available to meet with clubs and associations.  

 

 

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Brad Jones

Brad Jones, Author of Black Walls Turn Gray

Brad Jones is a former captain and a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War. Born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, he grew up in Salt Lick, a small town in northeast Kentucky. He holds a bachelor's degree from Morehead State University, an M.A. in political science from the University of Louisville, and an M.B.A from Sullivan University. Joining the service in October 2000, he served in the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and in the 6th Marine Regiment, and deployed to Okinawa, South Korea, Japan, Liberia, and, in 2004, to Afghanistan. Today, Brad Jones resides in Lexington, Kentucky and is the father of a seven-year-old daughter. He is a member of a local Marine Corps League detachment and maintains his interest in the politics of war and diplomacy.

While Black Walls Turn Gray is a work of fiction, Jones draws upon some of his life experiences in developing the narrative. The story, which is set primarily in Kentucky and Afghanistan, includes arresting descriptions of their widely differing, but remarkably beautiful, rural landscapes. Nature is a voiceless but sometimes threatening character in the novel.

Book Summary

Black Walls Turn Gray, by combat veteran Brad Jones, is a novel about the consequences of modern warfare and the struggles that soldiers face when readjusting to civilian life. Young, fit, and from a military family, Corporal Quince Magowan sees serving his country as his patriotic duty. Unfortunately, fighting in his generation's war proves to be more than just a physical battle. With the enemy blending into both the shadows and the crowds in Afghanistan, Quince and his fellow Marines never have a warning of when or where the danger will appear.

When he returns home to his wife and young daughter, Quince finds that he has lost more than his sense of security. Though he is healthy by all appearances, darkness has trapped him in a painful prison, and he doesn't believe that anyone can understand his mental anguish. He is reluctant to admit to his struggles, but his tough yet compassionate father (who is a veteran of the Vietnam War) persuades him to seek treatment at the Lexington VA hospital, where doctors tell him he has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Quince finds that the path to healing is complicated and difficult, but is supported through this journey by those he loves.

This is a compelling story of filial and romantic love, of friendship, duty and heroism, and of America's challenges in treating its veterans for the invisible wounds of modern warfare. Author and Afghanistan veteran Brad Jones brings this great American dilemma home in Black Walls Turn Gray, his first published novel.

Book Events:

Brad Jones's book is currently available for preorder, and any books ordered before the official release will be hand-numbered and signed by the author. Click here to access our bookstore and preorder the book.

The ebook will be available for download starting August 1st.

Information about the book's official release and the Launch Party will be coming soon.

Author's Links:

The Book's Facebook

Media Links:

WEKU Public Radio Show with Brad Jones

Cincinnati's Local 12 Newsmakers

 

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