The Silent

'I was almost thirteen when the bluebelly Yankee bastards invaded the Valley. I saw a lot that day They killed Poppa right off, and then they dragged Mother into the front yard before they killed her too. I figure that was the day I first got the knack of being invisible.' From the critically acclaimed author of the Memory Cathedral comes a most powerful, haunting and unforgettable novel of the Civil War. Provocative, poetic, and disturbing, the Silent introduces us to a young narrator whose voice rivals any in literature in bringing poignantly to life the surreal horrors of battle and its spiritual cost to human survival. 'A ferocious portrait Dann captures the sheer bloody chaos of battle in the civil war A vivid and disturbing read.' Kirkus Reviews