"That Good Land" is a lyrical first-person narrative chronicling the downfall of John Luther as he struggles to face the truth concerning two haunting mysteries from thirty years ago--military secrets uncovered during the fall of Saigon, and the disappearance of his wife, Rachel, two years later.
Present day. When he learns his father is sick, Luther returns to Samaria, Louisiana to work on his unfinished novel about Saigon, and to finally confess to his father the truth about both events.
But embarking on this quest to understand the past only sends Luther reeling within the chaos crowding in around him.
It''s the story of John Luther, a slightly adrift history professor and novelist, who lived among that generation who believed ''that their greatness was just down that late-night road . . . there toward the brilliant lights of the city . . .''