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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien
Paperback
Publication Date: 04/04/2019
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The million copy bestseller that redefined the way the world saw war.

One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.

The Things They Carried is the definitive account of what it was like being on the ground in Vietnam. But while that devastating conflict is central to the book, it is not simply about war. It is a book about memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. It is also about the human heart - about the terrible weight of those things we carry through our lives.

The men of Alpha Company - Jimmy Cross, Norman Bowker, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Henry Dobbins and Kiowa - slog through the emptiness and dangers of their Vietnam tour in this haunting and acclaimed collection, which has the cumulative power and unity of a novel.

ISBN:
9780008329693
9780008329693
Category:
War & combat fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
04-04-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x20mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien received the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato. Among his other books are The Things They Carried, Pulitzer Finalist and a New York Times Book of the Century, and In the Lake of the Woods, winner of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize.

He was awarded the Pritzker Literature Award for lifetime achievement in military writing in 2013.

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