The things they carried : a work of fiction / by Tim O'Brien.

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Main Author: O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009, ©1990.
Edition:1st Mariner Books ed.
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Summary:This work depicts the heroic young men of Alpha Company as they carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.
Item Description:"First published in 1990 by Houghton Mifflin"--Title page verso.
Physical Description:233 pages ; 21 cm
Audience:880
ISBN:9780618706419
0618706410