A devastating portrait of war in all its horror, brutality, and mindlessness, this extraordinary novel is written in beautifully cadenced prose. A combat medic in Vietnam faces the chaos of war, set against the tranquil scenes of family life back home in small-town America.Â This young man's rite of passage is traced through jungle combat to malaria-induced fever visions to the purgatory of life in military-occupied Saigon.Â After returning home from war to stay with his grandfather, he confronts his own shattered personal history and the mysterious human capacity for renewa
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|Size: ||14.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||Sante Fe Writer’s Project|
|Date published: ||Apr 2009|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|