The year is 1946 and World War II is history. Troops return home, the country shifts from war production to consumer goods, and national patriotism runs high. On Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, Washington, the Puget Sound Naval Academy, a private boy's school, prepares for a bumper crop of cadets while in northern Arizona, a widowed mother makes the decision to prepare her only child, a small sheltered boy, for the realities of the world.
Follow Charlie's coming of age in his four years at the Academy and how forty years later he finds you really "can't go back"
Charles W. Lindenberg lives on San Juan Island near Roche Harbor. He writes for several publications, and is currently working on two novels, Incident at Junin and The Sandpainting, both several chapters along, with Genesis Island waiting in the wings.