Something About Ann: Stories of Love and Brotherhood

Something About Ann: Stories of Love and Brotherhood

J. Everett Prewitt / Oct 24, 2019

Something About Ann Stories of Love and Brotherhood Something About Ann is a historical fiction novella and eleven short stories that follow a group of African American soldiers who faced traumatic experiences in Vietnam but remained close after return

  • Title: Something About Ann: Stories of Love and Brotherhood
  • Author: J. Everett Prewitt
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  • Page: 478
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  • Something About Ann is a historical fiction novella and eleven short stories that follow a group of African American soldiers who faced traumatic experiences in Vietnam but remained close after returning to the States Violence and turmoil continue to haunt the soldiers as they try to normalize their lives Sometimes relying on the help of each other, and sometimes relyingSomething About Ann is a historical fiction novella and eleven short stories that follow a group of African American soldiers who faced traumatic experiences in Vietnam but remained close after returning to the States Violence and turmoil continue to haunt the soldiers as they try to normalize their lives Sometimes relying on the help of each other, and sometimes relying on the skills they gained in combat, most prevail In the novella, Something About Ann, a black Vietnam veteran and a Vietnamese woman fall in love not knowing they were once combatants Clarence Bankston returns from the Vietnam War shaken by his experience After seeing Ann Minh, a Vietnamese, at a party, he is repulsed because she is a reminder of a war he does not want to relive Once she initiates a conversation, though, they bond, recognizing both have been affected by the conflict The peace of mind each seeks, however, eludes them as their pasts unfold In the story, Lucky, a veteran, Raphael Lucky Holland, finds his niche as a stick up artist His luck runs out when he tries to rob a stranger whose past is darker than Holland s In a Sound Decision, Marcus Glover restrains from fighting a tormentor because he is haunted by a prior confrontation that may have resulted in a death Xavier Warfield is a veteran and a promising pool hustler In The Education of Xavier Warfield, he finds the most valuable lessons in life are not learned in the pool room when he falls for a lady with a questionable past With One Exception tells of an encounter that begins on shaky terms between a militant African American and a white Vietnam veteran but evolves as the militant helps the white veteran fight his demons The Gift finds Myron Turner, a recluse and an empath, confronted by an older empath when he tries to suppress his abilities Leroy Casper is enjoying The Good Life when a past association barges into his life shattering the peace he has established and causes him to make drastic decisions In The Tell, Elgin learns that a tell applies not only to poker but to life too late Ralph Gaines in The Best Seat In the House, is down on his luck after a lofty law career and only has a reserved seat in a bar as a symbol of respect When a young bully commandeers the chair, the elderly Gaines snaps, simultaneously solving the seat issue and a personal problem The Last Time I Saw Willie, is a coming of age account of a young middle class African American who learns the importance of dedication and persistence when he meets Willie Stinson, an orphan A Good Day To Be A Man shows that physical confrontation is not necessarily the path to manhood In Slow Songs, Lieutenant Raymond Williams faces his worst fear in Vietnam, and it has nothing to do with his personal welfare.

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    About "J. Everett Prewitt"

      • J. Everett Prewitt

        I graduated from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and earned a Master of Science degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University I am a Vietnam Veteran and former army officer.Something About Ann, my latest novel, is a historical fiction novella with eleven short stories that follows a group of soldiers who faced traumatic experiences in Vietnam but remained close after returning to the States Violence and turmoil continue to haunt the soldiers as they try to normalize their lives A Long Way Back tells the story of black soldiers thought to be killed in action who mysteriously reappear in Cu Chi, Vietnam A curious war correspondent uncovers an illegal army mission gone awry.So far, A Long Way Back has won the Independent Publisher s of New England first place award, the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal Award and was a DQ winner in the IBPA Ben Franklin Award contest My novel received the Bronze Award from the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, the Silver Award from Literary Classics and the Silver Award from the Military Writers Society of America I am also the author of the award winning Snake Walkers My debut novel placed first for fiction in four different literary contests, won the bronze award for general fiction in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year competition, and was also honored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.My literary inspiration comes from writers like Cheikh Anta Diop, Malidoma Som , and Maryse Conde I also like the futuristic novels of Octavia Butler and Tananarive Due I grew up reading Robert Ludlum, John Le Carr , Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Langston Hughes I enjoy reading, tennis, billiards, working out, traveling, cooking, and drinking a good wine I am the father of Lia Martin of Los Angeles and Eric Prewitt of Las Vegas.


    143 Comments

    1. Vietnam era stories, haunting at moments, brutal at others. Searing portrait of the era. Well written, layered, characters, move on from war to more war at home. Recomended



    2. Sensational read. Beautiful sentences, you can almost caress them. The style of writing plucked at all the strings of my heart, sending me on a peaceful float across the ocean of words. The story in itself was enrapturing, ensuring that the thought of shutting my eyes from reading for just a second doesn't cross my mind. I particularly loved the intertwined nature of the eleven short stories along with the historical novella as I 'watched' events unfold from varying points of views of individual [...]


    3. Vietnam. My era. This first story is certainly not for the faint of heart as the horrors of the Vietnam war and the soldiers who were devastated because of it is vividly created. The author’s brilliant writing style brings her readers onto the battlefield, into the war and all its tragic, harsh, life-changing realities. Clarence Bangston is struggling with PTSD along with six of his war buddie. . Clarence meets a Vietnamese woman, Ann. The author sets a complicated stage about who Ann really i [...]


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