The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam

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The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam 9781573225434

ISBN : 9781573225434
Publisher : Riverhead Books
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Overview The Sorrow of War - by turns bleak and poetic, pellucid and cunning - opens with Kien, an infantry cadre from Hanoi, engaged in the grim business of retrieving and burying the dead at the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of the war. From here, the novel ranges back to Kien's youth and the pains of adolescent love, and moves forward to his attempts, as a struggling writer in postwar Hanoi, to come to grips with the savageries he has witnessed, to make sense of death, love, and loss - and of his own survival.


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