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In the spring of 1991, nineteen-year-old Chet Brown arrived home from the Gulf War. Yellow ribbons were everywhere, families were reunited, and the nation breathed a sigh of relief at the quick and painless victory over Iraqi forces.

But for Chet Brown, that victory was neither painless nor easy. Troubled by rage he can’t explain and nightmares he can’t stop, he finds himself moving through a world where little makes sense anymore.

When the people he depended on the most turn their back on him, Chet travels across the country in search of meaning behind the horrors of his war.

What People Are Saying About Prayer at Rumayla

"Bleak and disturbing...dead-on-target...This first novel is a work of pure psychological conflict."--Gannett Newspapers, December 22, 2001
"As timely as tomorrow's newspaper headlines...Brutally honest, direct, and meaningful."--Midwest Book Review, February 2002

"Honest and unsparing account...A much needed corrective..."--Seymour Hersh, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize

"A fast-paced, in-the-trenches Gulf War novel..."--VVA Veteran Magazine

"Exposes the dirty underbelly of war...a must for anyone interested in the Gulf War as it really happened...highly recommended."--Desert-Storm.com

"Profoundly moving, raw, exceptionally well executed...an expertly written psychological thriller...Prayer is easily one of the most impressive books reviewed in this blog."--The PODler Book Review

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