The Plain of Jars

The Plain of Jars Dayton Literary Peace Prize entry What would you do if you found that the bones and ashes you were given by the Air Force were not the remains of your loved one Dorothy Kozeny a year old wido

  • Title: The Plain of Jars
  • Author: N. Lombardi Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781780996707
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize entry What would you do if you found that the bones and ashes you were given by the Air Force were not the remains of your loved one Dorothy Kozeny, a 64 year old widow from a small town in Ohio, after getting no answers from the relevant authorities, decides the only thing to do is to go to Laos herself to search for the truth concerning2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize entry What would you do if you found that the bones and ashes you were given by the Air Force were not the remains of your loved one Dorothy Kozeny, a 64 year old widow from a small town in Ohio, after getting no answers from the relevant authorities, decides the only thing to do is to go to Laos herself to search for the truth concerning her son s fate In 1990, accompanied by a trusted Laotian called Kampeng, Dorothy travels deep into the mountains of rural Laos, attempting to trace her son s path through inhospitable terrain, an unforgettable trek that provides her with a rewarding, often humorous, and at times frustrating, cross cultural experience All clues lead her to a mysterious figure, an alleged CIA operative left over from the war, living in a remote and hostile area deep in the jungle The second part of the book traces the life of this enigmatic character hiding in Laos, the two main characters linked through Dorothy s son.Reviewed By Michelle Stanley for Readers FavoriteDorothy Kozeny, grieving for her son who died in Vietnam, is shocked when she receives a mysterious letter stating the ashes the military sent her may not be Andrew s Her investigation confirms this, but the military bureaucrats are tight lipped Dorothy decides to go to Laos to unearth the truth Kampeng, a guide, takes Dorothy on an unforgettable journey filled with trepidation as the country e

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