Winner of the National Book Award, 'Going After Cacciato' captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked the Vietnam War, 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 ...
Winner of the National Book Award, 'Going After Cacciato' captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked the Vietnam War, 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.
Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author PB, pictorial card covers, 301pp. General rubbing, creasing, scuffing to covers, inside has author's inscr to dedication page, tanning to page edges, else square & tight, without markings.
8vo. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. 301pp. Very good. Bit of mild edgewear; some light occasional pencil underlining. Tight, decent later printing, boldly signed and inscribed by the author in black ballpoint on the front blurbs page: "To Corteney, / Tim O'Brien."
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 1st UK Edition of O'Brien's masterwork. Foxing to the edges, particularly the top edge, no markings. A section (a little less than 1") of the artwork on the dustjacket's front panel lifted off from a badly removed sticker. Original price clipped from the front flap by the publisher, with their £7.50 sticker. Light foxing to the front & rear flaps as well, otherwise bright, with no tears.
Collectible: Good. Inscribed and signed by author on first page in blue ink, no dust jacket, stated second printing, stains on boards and warping, damp-stain on fore-edge, soiling on top edge, binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, NO age toning, 338 pages, acclaimed Vietnam War novel.
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