Daniel Tomelin — a battle-worn veteran haunted by the carnage of the First World War — deserts his family in the Great Depression and goes on the road to find work and relief from his nightmares. After leaving his loved ones to cope with a hell he helped create, Daniel wonders if he dares show his face again. Sometimes his wife feels like killing him.
FACE THE WINTER NAKED is a story about PTSD before the condition had a name — and a story for today’s struggling economy, unemployed citizens, and returning veterans, set in a tragic era when hope was sometimes all they had.
“Face the Winter Naked provides an engrossing read in which Turner interweaves history, geography, and a compelling love story. More than that, it is a story that looks beyond the surface, delving into the inner workings of the human mind – a powerful narrative that illuminates larger issues of humanity that are timeless and volatile and just as apropos today as decades ago.” ~ Karen Donley-Hayes, M.A.I.S., author and editor
“FACE THE WINTER NAKED is a gorgeously written and evocative novel of an earlier economic crisis: the Great Depression. Readers looking for a stunning read, intelligent and emotional on every level, will not be disappointed.” ~ Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Crazy Beautiful and The Education of Bet