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Airman Mortensen

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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
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published October 28th 2002 by Hrymfaxe LLC (first published October 15th 1991)
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"The year is 1966; the place is some Godforsaken air base in New Mexico. Airman Mortensen is 18.

He's quit his first semester of college because he thought it was a crock and now, after the total folly of enlisting in the Air Force, he's committed a second total folly of disobeying a silly order.

When we meet him, he's a doleful Latrine King, swabbing out vast ranges of toilets, waiting for a court-martial that may never come.

Michael Blake wrote the Academy Award-winning "Dances
Ken Pepper
Well written. An introspective journey of an 18 year old USAF Airman on a journey from teenager to adult. Humorous, sometimes funny encounters with the military system, differing cultures, girls, alcohol and love."
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The author of several novels, including the New York Times #1 Bestseller Dances With Wolves and winner of the 1991 Academy Award.

Michael Blake died May 2, 2015.
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