Saigon Seventeen is an enigmatic story wrapped in the normalcy of Midwest life. Only as Pendergrass peels back layers do we begin to sense something deeper going on, something poignant and heartfelt. This is storytelling birthed in the soil of real-life, lending it an air of reality that intensifies its fitting, yet not too tidy, conclusion. Well worth the time!
—Eric Wilson, author of Dark to Mortal Eyes and Field of Blood