Stryker reveals memories of conditions on the home front and of the aftermath of war. Stryker’s storytelling relates to all readers, and it speaks of experiences from both young and old perspectives
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013
Theodore Stryker’s short story collection “Driftwood: A Collection of Short Stories, Essays, and Other Writings” (published by iUniverse) is drawn from his life experiences. “Driftwood” addresses critical issues faced during the volatile times of the 20th century.
In assembling this selection of essays and commentaries, Stryker evokes a sense of passion and commitment. He recalls a range of personal experiences, from childhood memories of World War II to his own troubled participation in three of America’s later military conflicts. In one story entitled “Japan Revisited,” Stryker expresses his fondness for Japan as well as his subsequent disillusionment with its postwar modernization. In stories such as “The Enemy,” “The Second Sinking of the USS Arizona,” and “Sergeant Harada,” Stryker reveals memories of conditions on the home front and of the aftermath of war. Stryker’s storytelling relates to all readers, and it speaks of experiences from both young and old perspectives.
Stryker never ceases to surprise in “Driftwood.” His tone ranges from persuasive to conservative, and in doing so, it adds a strong fervor to his writing. “Driftwood” tempts its readers to reexamine what is important in life. It questions beliefs and poses a few of life’s most important questions.
About the Author
Author Theodore Stryker grew up in the small town of Anderson, Calif. He spent his college years in Tokyo, Japan, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sophia University. Stryker spent most of his career as a government contract specialist and contracting officer. Now retired, he resides in Alexandria, Va., with his wife of 55 years. Together, they have five grown children.
His essays and commentaries address the critical issues of his time, most of which remain very topical. Using persuasive arguments, Stryker is often conservative when readers expect him to be liberal and liberal when expected to be conservative.
Stryker did not set out to write for publication, but as he approached the end of his life he felt a need to leave something behind, hopefully something of value.
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