Don't Mean Nothing

Don't Mean Nothing

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In this remarkable debut collection of interlinked stories, written with subtlety and grace, Susan O'Neill -- who served a tour of duty as an army nurse in Vietnam -- offers a remarkable look at that war from a female perspective. For the nurses there, "don't mean nothing" became the mantra of a feigned indifference. Powerful, provocative and often very funny, this is a modern classic of war literature, reminiscent of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. Harrowing and moving, Don't Mean Nothing is a book that lingers long in the more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 198mm
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 055299975X
  • 9780552999755

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"A new voice has risen to join those with stories of America's war in Southeast Asia. Susan O'Neill writes bravely, with human decency and compassion... Powerful characters, original stories. Some of them are simply magic" Larry Brown "We've heard these Vietnam tales before, but never from this point of view... A valuable addition to the literature" Stewart O'Nanshow more

About Sue O'Neill

Susan O'Neill worked as an army nurse at three hospitals in South Vietnam in 1969-1970. She married an American soldier she met during the war. Only after her three children were grown did she begin this book. She and her husband live in Andover, more

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