Cover of: Exiles | Philip Caputo

Exiles

three short novels

1st ed.

Published by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

With Exiles, his first collection of shorter fiction, the author of the universally acclaimed, best-selling memoir A Rumor of War ("It will make the strongest among us weep", wrote John Gregory Dunne) sends the reader on a tripartite adventure. First to suburban Connecticut, where a young blue-collar man on the way to his mother's funeral falls in with an upper-crust couple who lavish attention on him and pull him into unexpected dilemmas.Then to Australia's Torres Strait, where a charismatic but troublesome stranger washes ashore into the thick of a struggle for a tiny island's very identity.Then to Vietnam--vintage Caputo territory--where a squad of misfits plunge deep into the jungle in search of the body of their mess sergeant, who has been carried off by a tiger.No matter the backdrop, Philip Caputo's ear for the vernacular is unerring, while his interrogation of human nature--of the deceptions we inflict on ourselves and others--is unflinching. Exiles affirms the remarkable range, the freedom from genre, of a writer whose "meditations on the love and hate of war were hailed by William Styron as "among the most eloquent I have read in modern literature.From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Standing in
Paradise
In the Forest of the Laughing Elephant.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3553.A625 E9 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
353 p. ;
Number of pages
353

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1004715M
Internet Archive
exilesthreeshort00capu
ISBN 10
0679450386
LC Control Number
96044459
Library Thing
774732
Goodreads
2145151
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