Naked to Love : When twenty-two-year-old Christopher Colie was packed off to Panama by the US Army, he'd already spent several adventurous years riding the rails and shipping out on freighters headed to the Caribbean, sleeping in flophouses and hobo camps, and, when he bothered to turn up, baffling his Reed college classmates with his exploits, and worse, his indifferent attitude towards academia. One of his fellow students at Reed was a sheltered young redhead named Carole Calkins; Chris proposed to her within hours of their first meeting. Drafted in September of 1952, only four months after marrying Carole, Chris chafed at the loss of freedom that came with army life, and twice went AWOL before being sent not to Korea, but to the Canal Zone. Naked to Love brings together the remarkable letters Chris wrote to his new wife during their separation. Writing in the latrine after lights out, leaning over the hood of a truck, or brooding beside noisy pool tables, Chris faithfully pursued his twin obsessions: getting his love for Carole down on paper, and capturing his visions of Panama and the wild rabble of conscripts he lived among.
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