By Josh Ritter
Henry vivid has newly back to West Virginia from the battlefields of the 1st international battle. Griefstruck through the loss of life of his younger spouse and uncertain of ways to deal with the newborn son she left at the back of, vivid is quickly faced via the destruction of the one domestic he's ever recognized. His hopes for defense leisure with the angel who has him to Appalachia from the trenches of France and who now grants to guard him and his son. Haunted through the abiding nightmare of his reports within the battle and shadowed through his lifeless wife's father, the Colonel, and his brutal sons, Bright--along together with his newborn--makes his approach via a ravaged panorama towards an doubtful salvation.
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