Title: Dog Soldiers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 1974
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
First printing. Flat SIGNED by the late Robert Stone on the title page. The volume is lightly bumped at the spine ends. The unclipped dust jacket, sleeved in mylar, has light edge wear to include a 1/4" closed tear on the base of the rear panel. Bookseller Inventory # 15013015
Synopsis: In Saigon during the last stages of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action - and profit - by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong. His courier disappears, probably with his wife, and a corrupt Fed wants Converse to find him the drugs, or else. Dog Soldiers is a frightening, powerful, intense novel that perfectly captures the underground mood of the United States in the 1970s, when amateur drug dealers and hippies encountered the violent world of cops on the make and professional killers. 'In this painfully funny and bitterly pungent book, [Stone] picks up "Vietnam" - not the place, but the meaning two decades have given it - and dumps it smack in America's teeming lap; a feat which must place him ...among the leading writers of his generation' Sunday Time s 'Can be read as a Conrad-like moral fable about Vietnam's legacy of corruption to America, or simply as a Ross MacDonald-style thriller. Either way, it is exceptionally powerful' A. Alvarez 'Robert Stone is that rare thing, a novelist who goes straight to the heart of the modern inferno' John Banville
Product Description: A Gripping Portrait of the 1970s Counterculture in this National Book Award-Winning Novel -- Available for the First Time Ever on Audio!
In Saigon during the waning days of the Vietnam War, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action--and profit--by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go horribly wrong for him. Dog Soldiers perfectly captures the underground mood of America in the 1970s, when amateur drug dealers and hippies encountered profiteering cops and professional killers--and the price of survival was dangerously high.
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