Excerpt from Cool Nation

This is the final section from the fourth chapter of the novel.  All other excerpts are on the sidebar.

Lives Forming

Jackie ran away from the Wornall Home later that spring.  They caught him hitchhiking in Colorado, trying to get to the promised land of California, and brought him back to Kansas City.  Dad couldn’t get him to go back to the home so they settled on St. John’s Military Academy in Salina.  

It didn’t matter.  In the fall he ran away from there too.

Vietnam, however, was one place he would not be able to flee.

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