The Veil of the Soul by Jess Lee Jalao
Tristan falls into the grip of despair and alcohol abuse as the result of betrayal, eventually understanding that his relationship fallout might not be the root cause of his demise. Before this unsurmountable pain, he is forced to face reality for the first time, having lived in denial for years. At every twist and turn of this journey, he collects pieces of the puzzle that would unravel the mystery of his life. With each discovery, it becomes clear that he has been living a lie all along, and that the people he most trusts have turned their backs on him. The truth finally comes to light when he finds the love of his life, only to realize that their past traumas will be detrimental to their happiness. Alone again, his rehabilitation, now in jeopardy, will depend on the excavation of his true self. The Veil of the Soul explores the resilience of the human spirit and shows another side to the suffering inherited from the Vietnam War.