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The suicide run : five tales of the Marine Corps

Author: William Styron; James L W West
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2010 Random House trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"The Suicide Run collects five of William Styron's meticulously rendered narratives based on his real-life experiences as a U.S. Marine. In "Blankenship," Styron draws on his stint as a guard at a stateside military prison at the end of World War II. "Marriott, the Marine" and "The Suicide Run"--which Styron composed as part of an intended novel that he set aside to write Sophie’s Choice--depict the surreal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Styron; James L W West
ISBN: 0812980247 9780812980240
OCLC Number: 655759607
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Random House in 2009.
Four of the five stories in this work have been previously published.
Description: 194 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Blankenship --
Marriott, the Marine --
The suicide run --
My father's house --
Elobey, Annobón, and Corisco.
Responsibility: William Styron ; [edited by James L.W. West III].

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"The Suicide Run collects five of William Styron's meticulously rendered narratives based on his real-life experiences as a U.S. Marine. In "Blankenship," Styron draws on his stint as a guard at a stateside military prison at the end of World War II. "Marriott, the Marine" and "The Suicide Run"--which Styron composed as part of an intended novel that he set aside to write Sophie’s Choice--depict the surreal experience of being conscripted a second time, after World War II, to serve in the Korean War. "My Father's House" captures the frustration of a soldier trying to become a civilian again. In "Elobey, Annobón, and Corisco," a soldier attempts to exorcise the dread of an approaching battle by daydreaming about far-off islands, visited vicariously through his childhood stamp collection"--Page 4 of cover.

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