Butterfly Wish is a story about friendship, love, loyalty and betrayal. But it is mostly about unchecked human behavior in a mecca of sex and violence.
Shane Brennan and Manny Veneto are stationed in the Republic of South Korea in 1963 when suddenly they are dragged into the dark world of sin and exploitation. The two men are serving in the United States Air Force when their world surprisingly changes forever.
Fifty some odd years later they decide to return to South Korea to find forgiveness and resolution to their life-long struggle with guilt. What happens to them upon their return is extraordinary.
The story-line is edgy and often brutal in its details. (Adult Fiction). Contains some profanity, graphic sex and violence. Intended for readers 18 years of age and older.
Absolutely amazing story. It was very captivating. I couldn’t put it down. – Bernadette Figueiras
What a wonderful look back in history sensitively portrayed by 2 Airmen stationed in S. Korea in 1963, and the amazing impact it had on their lives. A wonderful read. – Amazon Customer
Not a love story fan but this book holds your attention. I felt sad for the characters at times as the writers did a fantastic job giving the reader a look into personal lives of the characters and how events changed them forever. – Amazon Customer
A poignant, riveting reminiscence of army life in early 1960’s Korea, centered around the doomed love story of a G.I. and a Korean prostitute. The dialogue and emotions ring incredibly true, and this book reminds me of James Jones’ best novels in its stark depiction of military life, and the jocular and sometimes sexist and racist banter of young men on their own far away from home. I could not more highly recommend this book, which is both a love story and candid look at army life. – Maria Snyder
I just finished reading this book. As a former service member, I have to say that although the experiences and places may have been different, I saw a lot of similarities in the people in the story and those I knew in my life. It is well written and I actually had a hard time putting it down. There is enough conflict going on between characters and in situations they are facing to make you want to keep reading. You can tell that the authors experienced these situations and saw a lot of them first hand. Thank you gentlemen for writing this book! It was very enjoyable. – Shane H.