Searching For Gurney
Jack Estes’ new novel, Searching for Gurney, follows the lives of three US Marines and a North Vietnamese soldier during horrific battles in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. The narrative is a set of character studies told in vignettes.
“‘Searching for Gurney’ is a tender, convincing, sometimes harrowing, and wonderfully written novel that explores the psychological aftershocks of the American war in Vietnam. For veterans and their families this is a must read.” – Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried
A Soldier’s Son
A Soldier’s Son is the powerful and redeeming story of a father’s haunting memories of war, and his desperate attempt to save his son.
This project from Jack Estes is a novel adapted from his award-winning screenplay of the same name. This screenplay took First Place in 2006 out of 1500 entries at FilmMakers International Screen writing Contest, top ten at Script Shark and First Place at Willamette Writers Conference.
A Field of Innocence
Jack Estes volunteered to fight in a war in a country he couldn’t even locate on a map. He was a kid, eighteen years old. He was married, broke, flunking out of college and about to become a father. The Marines seemed like a good way out. He figured Vietnam couldn’t be any worse than home. He was wrong.
Originally published in 1987, A Field of Innocence is available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle editions and at other fine booksellers.