Title: Going After Cacciato
Author: O’Brien, Tim
Publisher: Delacorte Press, New York
Publication Date: 1978
Edition: First Edition. Second Printing.
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: G
Comments: D-j chipped. Slight bump on front board right corner. Minor stain to front inside pastedown and FFEP. Tiny tear on top of front board. Some soiling to top edge.
Synopsis: Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. 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.