Reading the 45 pieces of Korean Echoes draws the reader into piecing together a puzzle, each piece a small measure of the Korean War soldier's world, a world wholly embedded in the deepest design at the heart of human experience, embedded as if words were shrapnel, steel moments of clarity rendered from language and pounded into consciousness through Tom Sheehan's craftsmanship, each piece of his writing a sharpened moment of awareness stating all humanity can be, do, and endure, while continuing to love life and living, a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit to survive the killing fields of war through time eternal.
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About the Author
About Tom Sheehan Tom Sheehan, of Saugus, MA and a graduate of Boston College (1956), served with the 31st Infantry Regiment in Korea, 1951. His books are Epic Cures and Brief Cases, Short Spans , both from Press 53; A Collection of Friends and From the Quickening, both from Pocol Press. His work appears in the anthologies Home of the Brave, Stories in Uniform (Press 53) and MilSpeak: Warriors, Veterans, Family and Friends Writing the Military Experience (Press 53). He has 15 Pushcart nominations, to include Noted Stories for 2007 and 2008, and a Georges Simenon Fiction Award. Tom has hundreds of online publications of prose and poetry, and has published three novels: An Accountable Death; Vigilantes East; and Death for the Phantom Receiver, an NFL mystery). His work is included in Dzanc Best of the Web Anthology for 2009 and was nominated for Best of the Web 2010 and 2011. He has 230 short stories - all Westerns - published online in Rope and Wire Magazine. Print issue publication include Rosebud Magazine (4 issues) and Ocean Magazine (7 issues), among many others. Poetry collections include This Rare Earth and Other Flights; Ah, Devon Unbowed; The Saugus Book; and Reflections from Vinegar Hill. With two co-editors he wrote, compiled and issued two books on their hometown of Saugus, Massachusetts. Each book held 400 pages-plus and sold all 4500 copies printed, with all proceeds going toward scholarships for Saugus High School graduates continuing their education. People can search for copies on eBay or Craig’s List these days, and can now and then find one. Korean Echoes is Tom's latest book. He has four proposals in the hands of publishers.