The Dependent: A Memoir of Marriage and the Military

Paperback | September 30, 2016

byDanielle Daniel

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The Dependent is a true story written by a military wife married to a paratrooper who served in the Canadian Armed Forces for fourteen years before his army career came to a crashing halt--a freak accident near Armed Forces Base Trenton left him paraplegic and their future in shards. Danielle, a fiercely independent university student, meets Steve, an ambitious infantry private. Much of the first years of their marriage are spent apart, as Steve's infantry unit is sent overseas for duty in Croatia, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. With each tour of duty, the emotional distance between them intensifies. After four tours, Steve finally comes home to stay, but little changes: their marriage remains a difficult ménage-à-trois made up of a man, a woman, and the military. In this deeply candid depiction of their marriage before and after a life-altering trauma, each chapter unveils an intimate portrait of marriage--one in which Danielle and Steve must navigate shifting roles and learn to co-exist in a space where the collateral damage of military service is absolute. The Dependent is a brave and modern love story revealing immeasurable loss and grief and the journey to lasting hope and forgiveness.

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The Dependent is a true story written by a military wife married to a paratrooper who served in the Canadian Armed Forces for fourteen years before his army career came to a crashing halt--a freak accident near Armed Forces Base Trenton left him paraplegic and their future in shards. Danielle, a fiercely independent university student,...

Danielle Daniel is a Metis author and illustrator based in Sudbury, Ont. Her short stories have been published in Room and Event Magazine. \. She is author of Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox (Groundwood Books), winner of the 2016 Marylin Baillie Picture Book Award (CCBC), finalist for the First Nation Communities Read Award, the 2017 Blue ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:167 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:September 30, 2016Publisher:Latitude 46Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0994918348

ISBN - 13:9780994918345

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