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Why Are We in Vietnam? - by Norman Mailer (Paperback)

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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 TribuneFeaturing a new foreword by Mailer scholar Maggie McKinleyPublished 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.”TheDallas Morning News“A brilliant piece of writing.”—Newsweek“Original, courageous, and provocative.”—The New York Times
Number of Pages: 183
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Norman Mailer
Language: English
Street Date: July 18, 2017
TCIN: 52736783
UPC: 9780399591754
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-1497
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