Effects of War Examined in Brigitta Gisella Geltrich-Ludgate’s New Novel

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Adjustments U.S. war veterans make upon returning home highlighted in fictional tale

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Author Brigitta Gisella Geltrich-Ludgate’s recently released novel has been years in the making. “Dance Around The Treasure Box” (published by Xlibris) was written at the end of the Vietnam War years and rewritten in 2013-2014. This harrowing tale follows the life of a war veteran who will face a lot of adjustments upon returning from the battlefield.

Vietnam War hero, Fred, found it hard to readjust upon returning home to the United States. After risking his life in the battlefield, he went home only to find a lot of challenges waiting to be faced. Among the many things he needs to confront are finding a job in the Greater Los Angeles Area, taking care of his free-spirited wife who wants to divorce him, and then facing an unexpected child.

In order to deal with his various dilemmas, Fred will tap into the years and experiences he has had during the war. The complex workings of his mind and his decisions give readers a glimpse of what is life when a person, a war veteran, finds himself out-of-place in a land he once called and considered home. This is a story of struggle but also of hope and determination of a man, a husband and a father.

“There are a lot of issues regarding U.S. soldiers returning home,” Geltrich-Ludgate says, “and this tale shows how the hero faces more than just one adjustment yet sees hope in the end.”

“Dance Around The Treasure Box”
By Brigitta Gisella Geltrich-Ludgate
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 180 pages | ISBN 9781499057225
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 180 pages | ISBN 9781499057232
E-Book | 180 pages | ISBN 9781499057218
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Brigitta Gisella Geltrich-Ludgate was born in Kitale, Kenya and received her education in Europe and in Canada. She completed her university studies in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology at the United States and completed an ABD (all but defending dissertation) degree at the UC-Berkeley and UC-Los Angeles universities of California. Other books which she has authored includes: “Tales and Bedtime Stories,” “The Muddy Little Bell,” “The Lucia Rider,” “Stepping Through Time” and “Fathers Can Be Good Dads."

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 xlibris.com 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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