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Easton Press, Tim O'Brien "Going After Cacciato", Signed Limited Edition [Sealed]
Easton Press, Tim O'Brien "Going After Cacciato", Signed Limited Edition



 
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Tim O'Brien
"Going After Cacciato"
Easton Press, Norwalk, CT.
Signed Limited Edition
New/Sealed

Easton Press., Norwalk, CT, "Going After Cacciato" Tim O'Brien, Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover As New; A special Limited Edition, this one SIGNED by the AUTHOR, Tim O'Brien. A wonderful copy of this scarce book in As New condition. Tim O'Brien's classic novel of Vietnam, winner of the 1979 National Book Award, tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his weapons and departs on his impulsive journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris.

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

  * Premium Leather
  * Silk Moire Endleaves
  * Distinctive Cover Design
  * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
  * Satin Ribbon Page Marker
  * Gilded Page Edges
  * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
  * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
  * Beautiful Illustrations

"In October, near the end of the month, Cacciato left the war."

In Tim O'Brien's novel Going After Cacciato the theater of war becomes the theater of the absurd as a private deserts his post in Vietnam, intent on walking 8,000 miles to Paris for the peace talks. The remaining members of his squad are sent after him, but what happens then is anybody's guess: "The facts were simple: They went after Cacciato, they chased him into the mountains, they tried hard. They cornered him on a small grassy hill. They surrounded the hill. They waited through the night. And at dawn they shot the sky full of flares and then they moved in.... That was the end of it. The last known fact. What remained were possibilities."

It is these possibilities that make O'Brien's National Book Award-winning novel so extraordinary. Told from the perspective of squad member Paul Berlin, the search for Cacciato soon enters the realm of the surreal as the men find themselves following an elusive trail of chocolate M&M's through the jungles of Indochina, across India, Iran, Greece, and Yugoslavia to the streets of Paris. The details of this hallucinatory journey alternate with feverish memories of the war--men maimed by landmines, killed in tunnels, engaged in casual acts of brutality that would be unthinkable anywhere else. Reminiscent of Joseph Heller's Catch-22, Going After Cacciato dishes up a brilliant mix of ferocious comedy and bleak horror that serves to illuminate both the complex psychology of men in battle and the overarching insanity of war.

"Simply put, the best novel written about the war. I do not know . . . any writer, journalist, or novelist who does not concede that position to O'Brien's Going After Cacciato."
--Miami Herald

"A novel of great beauty and importance."
--Boston Globe

"Stark . . . rhapsodic. . . . It is a canvas painted vividly, hauntingly, disturbingly by Tim O'Brien."
--Los Angeles Times

"As a fictional portrait of this war, Going After Cacciato is hard to fault, and will be hard to better."
--John Updike, The New Yorker

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