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(Not So) Black and White: Jessica Dryden Prescott in A Distant Trumpet

SEPT / OCT 2017: BY JESSICA PRESCOTT

How old were you when you first realized good people do bad things?

Call me a late bloomer, but I was eighteen.

I was savoring my last summer before college; doing the thing I loved most in the whole world: reading. I was in the middle of a 600-page Western military epic called A Distant Trumpet, by Paul Horgan, and my precious, darling hero—Second Lieutenant Matthew Carlton Hazard—had just finished cheating on his fiancée by committing adultery with another officer’s wife.

Talk about a wake-up call, folks. Continue reading (Not So) Black and White: Jessica Dryden Prescott in A Distant Trumpet

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