Two Vietnam veterans meet twenty-two years after the war in a V.A. hospital. As these two men--one black, one white--tell their stories, they tell the story of the war itself and of all the lives it consumed, especially poor black lives.
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An unforgettable, unshakable novel. The New York Times Book Review The writing, the characters, and the plot are so compelling that you can't help but stay with the book until its conclusion. Washington Post Book World There has been no antiwar novel . . . quite like Larry Brown'sDirty Work. The New York Times One of the most powerful antiwar novels in American literature. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A marvelous book . . . Brown's swift, intuitive dialogue explodes like a land mine and leaves the reader dizzy with shock. The Kansas City Star A real knockout. New York Newsday A powerful and original work all its own that moves along in short, staccato chapters with indisputably authentic language. The New York Times Stunning power . . . Dirty Workmakes the human cost of war achingly real. USA Today An unsparing book, at once brutal and compassionate, horrible, yet funny, too. The Philadelphia Inquirer Courageous . . . It's hard to imagine a more powerful effect than the one Brown creates with his attentive, unsparing prose. St. Louis Post-Dispatch [Brown] has created two fully realized, believable and often very funny characters . . . No one who reads this book is likely to forget them. The Houston Post A novel of the first order . . . A gem. The Washington Post"
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Book Condition: Fair. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87768374
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1157589
Book Description Penguin Books 01/07/1990, 1990. Book Condition: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780140132137
Book Description Penguin Books 01/07/1990, 1990. Book Condition: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780140132137
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Signed. Penguin paperback original. Signed by Larry Brown on the title page. Tear along bottom of spine, very good clean copy. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000086322
Book Description Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-200-93-3757103