This is such a beautiful and sad book. I knew part of it was based on an actual event (though I won't say which one because, spoilers), but had forgotten until it came up. I just loved it. It's roughly about Willie Maryngton and how he's too young for WWI and too old for WWII and how he deals with it. I've read other things by and about people at the time who felt similarly, and reading this account just brought that all into sharper focus for me; what would that have been like? The writing is gorgeous, and it was really amazing. I'm so glad to have read it. It's a new favorite.