Singer-songwriter, Josh Ritter, has written a novel entitled Bright’s Passage. It’s a mythical story of recovery from war and loss. The title character is a soldier returned home after World War I to reclaim his life only to lose his wife when his baby son is born. There is conflict, confrontation, and a guiding angel, but the soul of the book is the description of war. The harrowing imagery of survival and the aftermath is touching and haunting.
Ritter will perform at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Wednesday, 27 July. Flyleaf will have signed copies of the book available in the store on Thursday.