Why Are We in Vietnam?

Product Number: EB00700845
Released: Jul 18, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780399591761
Publisher: Random House
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"It is impossible to walk away from this novel without being sharply reminded of the fact that Norman Mailer is a writer of extraordinary ability."-Chicago Tribune Featuring a new foreword by Mailer scholar Maggie McKinley Published nearly twenty years after Norman Mailer's fiction debut, The Naked and the Dead, this acclaimed novel further solidified the author's stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature. Ranald "D. J." Jethroe, Texas's most precocious teenager, recounts a brutal hunting trip he took to Alaska-in a story of fathers and sons, myth and masculinity, character and corruption. Both entertaining and profound, Why Are We in Vietnam? is an exceptional, timeless work awaiting discovery by a new generation of readers. Praise for Why Are We in Vietnam? "A book of great integrity. All the old qualities are here: Mailer's remarkable feeling for the sensory event, the detail, 'the way it was,' his power and energy."-The New York Review of Books "A tour de force, a treatise on human nature."-The Dallas Morning News "A brilliant piece of writing."-Newsweek "Original, courageous, and provocative."-The New York Times

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Author(s): Norman Mailer
Original Publish Date: Jul 18, 2017

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Author(s): Norman Mailer
Product Number BN10480
Released: Nov 08, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781522637288

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