Exiles

Exiles by Philip Caputo 0679768386 9780679768388
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With Exiles, his first collection of shorter fiction, the author of the universally acclaimed, best-selling memoir A Rumor of War (It will make the strongest among us weep,wrote John Gregory Dunne) sends the reader on a tripartite adventure. First to suburban Connecticut, where a young blue-collar man on the way to his mothers funeral falls in with an upper-crust couple who lavish attention on him and pull him into unexpected dilemmas. Then to Australias Torres Strait, where a charismatic but troublesome stranger washes ashore into the thick of a struggle for a tiny islands very identity. Then to Vietnam--vintage Caputo territory--where a squad of misfits plunge deep into the jungle in search of the body of their mess sergeant, who has been carried off by a tiger. No matter the backdrop, Philip Caputos ear for the vernacular is unerring, while his interrogation of human nature--of the deceptions we inflict on ourselves and others--is unflinching. Exiles affirms the remarkable range, the freedom from genre, of a writer whose meditations on the love and hate of warwere hailed by William Styron as among the most eloquent I have read in modern literature.

Author: Philip Caputo

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 368

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1998-05-26


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