ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., presents Jack Flowers, Thursday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

Based on a true story, “Rat Six” centers on the character of Clifford Price, who, like thousands of other young men in the 1960s, is drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He serves as a “tunnel rat,” one of many volunteers of slight build who ferret out soldiers on the opposing side from a series of underground labyrinths. Price lives through a series of breathtaking missions and experiences interpersonal clashes with others in his team in this extraordinary tale.

Flowers grew up in Indiana and was drafted in 1967. While stationed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers near Saigon, he volunteered as a tunnel rat; he wrote “Rat Six” as an act of catharsis many decades later. He has lived with his family in Maine since 2002.

The presentation will take place in the library’s community room, with limited seating. For more information, email