New Book Portrays Love Blooming Beyond PTSD

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Jon Hykes takes readers on emotional journey in ‘Who’s Going to Say Kaddish for the Chinaman’s Dog’.

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An emotional journey through revenge, atonement, redemption and, finally, respect awaits readers in the pages of “Who’s Going to Say Kaddish for the Chinaman’s Dog?” (published by Xlibris). Author Jon Hykes’ new book is a love story following sufferers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as they live on, struggling to bloom past the trauma they have experienced. They all, at first strangers, discover the meaning of life love and each other.

Hykes’ novel follows ordinary people dealing with ordinary things: sex, violence, sexual violence, war, separation, dismemberment, death, and PTSD. It explores the difference between faith and religion, and the relationship with one’s own deity. Hykes shows how people discover fundamental truths and each other in a unique, humorous, and unforgettable way, which can best be described as an emotional roller coaster. Through the suffering of the past and the challenges of the present, the narrative conveys a sense of interconnectedness with one’s fellow people and the world, the basic Native American philosophy, according to the author.

His book is not for the faint of heart or soul, as the issues are dealt with in a graphic manner says the author. He examines the purpose and meaning of life as seen through the lens of PTSD.

“Who’s Going to Say Kaddish for the Chinaman’s Dog?”
By Jon Hykes
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 234 pages | ISBN 9781499048650
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 234 pages | ISBN 9781499048667
E-Book | 234 pages | ISBN 9781499048636
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jon Hykes was born in Pittsburgh Pa. He grew up in Murrysville and Export, Pa. He was drafted into the U S Army in 1966. Afterwards, he moved around the country. He was involved in music scene off and on since 1964 as singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, philosopher and poet; played at two rock festivals and did the coffee house circuit. He paid the bills by being a technician, fixing anything except broken hearts and had some success as an artist doing pen and ink, and an occasional mural. He is married with two children and two grand children.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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