The Willow By Your Side by Peter Haynes
Unsung Stories (November 2018)
330 pages; $5.99 e-book
Reviewed by Meredith Durfy
The Willow By Your Side is a novel that plays with themes of war and humanity. It also uses conventions of fairy tales. The sister of the unnamed main character runs away from their abusive father who suffers from PTSD. The book is told in reverse order. The main character tries to return his sister home while facing multiple obstacles including a Red Cap.