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Bittersweet Blues is a novel written by Christopher Helvey. It was first published in 2018.


Changed forever by his service in the Vietnam War, Ray Zahn finds that living with his parents in his old home town is no longer an option. So early one morning, Ray buys a ticket, boards a bus, and heads east. Bittersweet Blues shares Ray’s journey as he searches for purpose, salvation, and a way forward. Sad and sweet, this novella may bring to mind the works of writers like Kerouac, O’Brien, and Carver.