Morning Snow – Ronald Paul Speakes

An eccentric young man comes of age in Michigan during the time of the Vietnam War. Thomas Tarakhanov Teniers, known as Tati, the grandson of a Russian immigrant and an American Episcopal minister, faces a war fought in a distant land. It was a time for Tati to try to be rebelliously different in a time of rebellion, to change in his own way in a time of change, to find a way to fight for human rights in a time of civil rights protests, to love in a time of free love, to face military service after being drafted in a time of an unethical war. A time to dance in a world of beauty yet to see childhood dreams transformed into nightmares. A time for many to die young.

Morning Snow is not only an allegory of US involvement in the Vietnam War, but a heartrending human story that will open a lens to an individual and his era – and leave you stunned. “A must read!” — CC Barron