In 2006, Vietnam combat veteran Michael Primont winds his way through a small, Vietnamese village, searching out a specific residence and its owners. The streets, pathways, and facades rise from the ground as if from his dreams-or nightmares.
He'd last set foot in this place forty years earlier, in 1967, when his military unit set up headquarters here during the Vietnam War. Now, he is seeking out the place he'd commandeered, in order to pay rent for the use of the home. It is a pilgrimage of healing, thanks, and facing the demons of war that linger in the shadows and behind closed eyes.
Since Primont grew up hearing stories of his father's heroics in World War II as well as his grandfather's in World War I, his own experience in Southeast Asia, while heroic on the surface, forced him to question nearly everything in life, including his military lineage. This fresh perspective on wartime doesn't glorify or condemn conflict. It instead explores one man's history, his emotions, and his desire to recompense past wrongs in order to better exist in the present.
Follow Primont, through photographs and words, on his forty-year journey to closure.
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About the Author
Michael Primont is a Vietnam combat veteran, who practiced law in Seattle and is today retired and living in Vancouver, Canada.
Michael Domino is a writer and businessman who splits his time between New York and Florida. He is married with three daughters, and has authored several books, including his latest collection of eclectic Manhattan stories, Park Avenue to Park Bench. He has also written and produced dozens of music and spoken-word videos and two short films.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Given To Me For An Honest Review Time to Pay the Rent by Michael Domino is a must read. This is a short read but it is a long story in the making. It is about Michael Primont. An Army veteran, after 40 years, decides with his friend, Michael Domino, that it is time that he returns to Viet Nam to search out where he spent a year while he was deployed there. The military unit he was commanding was headquartered there and he felt it was time to "Pay The Rent". It is about a pilgrimage of healing that was a longtime overdue. Michael Primont finally had the closure that he had sought for so many years. I like how the writing was done from past to present and the change was not at all confusing at all. There were pictures of the areas that Michael talked about which were very clear and brought even more clarity to the story. Michael Domino traveled with Michael Primont and with this he was able to make you feel like you were right there with them. I loved this book. I gave it 5 stars but it deserves many more. I highly recommend it to all, especially if you are interested in military history. I look for more from Michael Domino.