Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War (Book, 2010) [Stanley Public Library]
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Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War

Matterhorn : a novel of the Vietnam War

Author: Karl Marlantes
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the tradition of Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" and James Jones's "The Thin Red Line," Marlantes tells the powerful and compelling story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood.
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Genre/Form: War stories
Fictional Work
Historical fiction
Fiction
War fiction
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc
skönlitteratur
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Marlantes
ISBN: 9780802119285 080211928X 9780802145314 0802145310
OCLC Number: 501071580
Notes: "Published by Atlantic Monthly Press in association with El León Literary Arts, [Berkeley, Calif.]"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (Regional Book) 2011
Winner of ALA Notable Books (Fiction) 2011
Winner of Indies Choice Book Awards (Debut Author) 2011
Winner of Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize 2010
Winner of Washington State Book Award (Fiction) 2011
Commended for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2012
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Literary Fiction) 2010
Description: 600 pages : map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Karl Marlantes.

Abstract:

In the tradition of Norman Mailer's "The Naked and the Dead" and James Jones's "The Thin Red Line," Marlantes tells the powerful and compelling story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood.
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"Visceral . . . Evocative . . . We feel the Marines' exhaustion as they dig gun pits, carry dead and wounded comrades, and nearly die from hunger. . . . We hear the scream of the M-16s, the thunk of Read more...

 
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