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    DescriptionA CLASSIC FROM THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "THE THINGS THEY CARRIED " "To call "Going After Cacciato" a novel about war is like calling "Moby-Dick" a novel about whales." So wrote "The""New York Times" of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. 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. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content


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    Title
    Going After Cacciato
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim O'Brien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780767904421
    ISBN 10: 0767904427
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: ADV
    DC21: 813.54
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FJM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD, CULT/WEUROP
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 38
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN, CULT/MEDITR
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000
    B&T Approval Code: P26106170
    LC classification: PS3565.B75 G6 1999
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    TIM O'BRIEN received the 1979 National Book Award in fiction for "Going After Cacciato." His other works include the Pulitzer finalist and a "New York Times" Book of the Century, "The Things They Carried"; the acclaimed novels "Tomcat in Love" and "Northern Lights"; and the national bestselling memoir "If I Die in a Combat Zone." His novel "In the Lake of the Woods" received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named the best novel of 1994 by "Time." In 2010 he received the Katherine Anne Porter Award for a distinguished lifetime body of work and in 2012 he received the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation. He was awarded the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing in 2013.
    Review quote
    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER "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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    "To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales." So wrote the "New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. 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.