New Novel From Local Author Considers Whether A Soldier Can Succeed In A Failed War

Below is a press release from local author Chris Boucher:

WILMINGTON, MA — No one wants to think any sacrifice is wasted, however with the recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan, many are asking that very question right now.

Whether an individual soldier can succeed in a war many consider a failure is an idea local writer Chris Boucher, who ran a writing workshop at the Wilmington Memorial Library last month, explores in his new novel, Front Pivot.

Inspired by his father-in-law’s Vietnam war journal, the sadly missed Fred Galus of Chelmsford, the story examines a teen’s take on his father’s time in Afghanistan, his older brother’s branding their dad a failure, and what the actual truth is.

Front Pivot, released by Wings ePress August 1, is Boucher’s second novel. It is available at Amazon here and will soon be available at Barnes and Noble and other brick-and-mortar bookstores.

Boucher worked the idea into book form while a student in the Master’s Creative Writing program at Southern New Hampshire University. He says he was initially reluctant to feature such a young protagonist, but he switched to the perspective of the teen after his professors and peers at SNHU consistently told him it was the most interesting one.

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