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Description - The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

The million-copy bestseller, which is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

'The Things They Carried' is, on its surface, a sequence of award-winning stories about the madness of the Vietnam War; at the same time it has the cumulative power and unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme.

But while Vietnam is central to 'The Things They Carried', it is not simply a book about war. It is also a book about the human heart - about the terrible weight of those things we carry through our lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780006543947
ISBN-10: 0006543944
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 4-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien was born in Minnesota and served as a foot soldier in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, and after graduate studies at Harvard worked as a reporter for the Washington Post. When `If I Die in a Combat Zone' was published in 1973, it established him as one of the leading American writers of his generation, a status that was confirmed when `Going After Cacciato' won the National Book Award for fiction.

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