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Jeff Mann. Lethe, $18 trade paper (286p) ISBN 978-1-59021-375-9
Mann's love story between a Confederate soldier and a Yankee POW illuminates the daily horrors of war but doesn't quite hang together as a novel. In 1865, the rules governing behavior have broken down in Ian Campbell's unit. His uncle and commanding officer, Sarge, no longer transfers POWs to prison. Instead he brutalizes them to death. Ian already lost one lover to Sarge's sadism, and shortly after he's charged with keeping new …