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The big Buddha bicycle race : a novel

Author: Terence A Harkin
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Brendan Leary, assigned to an Air Force photo squadron an hour from L.A., thinks he has it made. But when the U.S. invades Cambodia and he joins his buddies who march in protest, he is shipped off to an obscure air base in upcountry Thailand. There, he finds himself flying at night over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in a secret war that turns the mountains of Laos into a napalm-scorched moonscape. As the emotional vise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
War stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harkin, Terence A.
Big Buddha Bicycle Race.
Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press, 2017
(OCoLC)1027477306
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terence A Harkin
ISBN: 9780804011990 0804011990 9780804012003 0804012008
OCLC Number: 1005872196
Notes: First published by Silkworm Books, 2017. -- Title verso page.
Description: 392 pages : map ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Terence A. Harkin.

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Brendan Leary, assigned to an Air Force photo squadron an hour from L.A., thinks he has it made. But when the U.S. invades Cambodia and he joins his buddies who march in protest, he is shipped off to  Read more...

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"A love song to Southeast Asia, sung through the absurd horrors of war." -- Joe Cummings, editor, Lonely Planet Thailand "Postmodern and poetic, heartfelt and compassionate, full of sad longing and Read more...

 
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