Paco’s Story – Heinemann, Larry

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ISBN: 0374228477
Title: Paco’s Story
Author: Heinemann, Larry
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Publication Date: 1986
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: VG

Comments: D-j has shelf wear. Front top corner bumped. Top of front board has two small bumps.

Synopsis: Paco Sullivan is the only man in Alpha Company to survive a cataclysmic Viet Cong attack on Fire Base Harriette in Vietnam. Everyone else is annihilated. When a medic finally rescues Paco almost two days later, he is waiting to die, flies and maggots covering his burnt, shattered body. He winds up back in the US with his legs full of pins, daily rations of Librium and Valium, and no sense of what to do next. One evening, on the tail of a rainstorm, he limps off the bus and into the small town of Boone, determined to find a real job and a real bed–but no matter how hard he works, nothing muffles the anguish in his mind and body. Brilliantly and vividly written, Paco’s Story–winner of a National Book Award–plunges you into the violence and casual cruelty of the Vietnam War, and the ghostly aftermath that often dealt the harshest blows.

Description

ISBN: 0374228477
Title: Paco’s Story
Author: Heinemann, Larry
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York
Publication Date: 1986
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: VG

Comments: D-j has shelf wear. Front top corner bumped. Top of front board has two small bumps.

Synopsis: Paco Sullivan is the only man in Alpha Company to survive a cataclysmic Viet Cong attack on Fire Base Harriette in Vietnam. Everyone else is annihilated. When a medic finally rescues Paco almost two days later, he is waiting to die, flies and maggots covering his burnt, shattered body. He winds up back in the US with his legs full of pins, daily rations of Librium and Valium, and no sense of what to do next. One evening, on the tail of a rainstorm, he limps off the bus and into the small town of Boone, determined to find a real job and a real bed–but no matter how hard he works, nothing muffles the anguish in his mind and body. Brilliantly and vividly written, Paco’s Story–winner of a National Book Award–plunges you into the violence and casual cruelty of the Vietnam War, and the ghostly aftermath that often dealt the harshest blows.

Additional information

Author

Larry Heinemann

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

NF

Edition

First Edition

Isbn

0374228477

Publicationdate

1986

Publisher

Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York

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