Master storyteller and author/screenwriter of Cool Hand Luke Donn Pearce brings readers into the heart of World War II in Nobody Comes Back.
Toby Parker was America's unwanted son. Sixteen years old, he was too young to enlist in the army, but old enough to know that he didn't want to return to the life he knew: neglected by his mother, ignored by his father, overlooked by everyone else. The war overseas promised exotic locations and adventure, but what it delivered was something else entirely.
The war was all but over, though the fighting still raged on in pockets of Europe. Out of the critical focus on France, only one last position needed to hold: the city of Bastogne. Thrown into battle almost immediately upon arrival, Toby soon found himself wounded and alone, struggling to survive and looked upon to lead.
Told with gritty authenticity, Donn Pearce captures the very essence of what it means to be caught under the worst circumstances imaginable, while having the strength and humanity to rise above them.