Very Good in Very Good jacket. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. First Edition, as stated, no additional printings indicated. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards and text also very good. Shelfwear is very minor. DJ protected in Mylar wraps. NOT ex-library. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
As New in As New dust jacket. 0374228477. Book and DJ As New with no other name or ANY markings. DJ not price clipped ($15.95); Flat signed by Heinemann at half title page. Not inscribed.; 210 pages; Signed by Author.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half title page " 11/19/86 God bless & take good care, Larry Heinemann". His 2nd novel, a Vietnam War story. Near Fine, top edge lightly dusted, in a price-clipped, Else Fine dustjacket.
Fine dust jacket. The author's second novel, about a badly maimed Vietnam vet who is the only survivor of a vicious firefight, and his life after returning from the war. Surprise winner of the National Book Award. Signed by the author. Near fine in a fine dust jacket.
Publishers Weekly, 1986-10-17 When incoming fire lights up the sky over the good old boys at Fire Base Harriet in Vietnam, the tough soldiers just look at each other and settle in, certain that the nearly 100 of them will die. And all but one are visited by the descending brightness that tears their bodies apart. The ghost of one of these soldiers narrates the story of survivor Paco Sullivan, who lies covered with flies and dirt for two days before being rescued. Badly scarred and limping, he returns to the States and becomes an introspective dishwasher in a small Texas town. This is a well-written, ruminative work in an easy-going, down-home dialect that makes the awful memories of the warthankfullya little bit distant. Heinemann (Close Quarters has a promising talent, but his novel needs a sense of propulsion, not just excellent tales and fine dialogue; and his women should also be more than lusty objects of men's desires. As is, his work is just short of important. (December 1)
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