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Going after Cacciato : a novel

Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
War stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
Going after Cacciato.
New York : Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence, ©1978
(OCoLC)646859937
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 0440029481 9780440029489 0767904427 9780767904421
OCLC Number: 3240718
Awards: National Book Award for Fiction, 1979.
Description: 338 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Tim O'Brien.

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In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.

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