Close Quarters by Larry Heinemann
A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

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From the moment his first novel was published, Larry Heinemann joined the ranks of the great chroniclers of the Vietnam conflict--Philip Caputo, Tim O’Brien, and Gustav Hasford.

In the stripped-down, unsullied patois of an ordinary soldier, draftee Philip Dosier tells the story of his war. Straight from high school, too young to vote or buy himself a drink, he enters a world of mud and heat, blood and body counts, ambushes and firefights. It is here that he embarks on the brutal downward path to wisdom that awaits every soldier. In the tradition of Naked and the Dead and The Thin Red Line, Close Quarters is the harrowing story of how a decent kid from Chicago endures an extraordinary trial-- and returns profoundly altered to a world on the threshold of change.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Larry Heinemann

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Larry Heinemann’s novel Paco’s Story won the National Book Award in 1987. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published March 25, 2010 by Vintage. 368 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Fiction

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