Michael Blake Airman Mortensen

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Airman Mortensen

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It is 1966 and eighteen-year-old Airman Mortensen has gotten into trouble on a U.S. Air Force base in the southwest.

He has disobeyed an officer's order and his punishment begins with permanent latrine duty. He spends day after uncertain day cleaning bathrooms while the paperwork for a court martial makes its way slowly through channels.

But at the point his life seems darkest the young airman meets Claire Brill, the base commander's daughter. They fall in love with each other, surrendering completely to the intensity and beauty of first love. Their union triggers a key drama in Airman Mortensen's life, all of it set against the backdrop of Saturday night dances, surprise inspections, and the constant search for places to be alone.

At its core Airman Mortensen is about the time in life when purity of heart and rebellion are inextricably mixed. Luminous and precise, Blake's voice captures the restless and indomitable sprit of youth which inhabits us all.

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"Airman Mortensen is by turns comic, melancholy, and strangely jubilant. It is wonderful that Blake could follow-up Dances with Wolves with such a fine book."
-Jim Harrison

The year is 19656, and eighteen year old Airman Mortensen is in trouble. He has disobeyed an officer's orders, and now spends day after day cleaning latrines and awaiting a court martial on petty charges of which he is guilty. He has no way of knowing the outcome. and the pressure of uncertainty and the dreariness of his life are beginning to erode his will.

That's when he meets Claire.

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Michael Blake is the Academy Award winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the iconic America book DANCES WITH WOLVES.

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