Paco's Story A Novel

ISBN-10: 1400076838

ISBN-13: 9781400076833

Edition: 2005

Authors: Larry Heinemann

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Paco Sullivan is the only man in Alpha Company to survive a cataclysmic Viet Cong attack on Fire Base Harriette in Vietnam. Brilliantly and vividly written, Paco's Story--winner of a National Book Award--plunges you into the violence and casual cruelty of the Vietnam War and the ghostly aftermath that often dealt the harshest blows.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Born and raised in Chicago, Larry Heinemann is the author of three novels and numerous short stories and essays. In his novels Close Quarters and Paco's Story, which won the National Book Award for fiction in 1986, Heinemann used his experience as an infantryman with the 25th Division of the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War to relate the horrors of war. The novel Cooler by the Lake, written in 1992, was Heinemann's first attempt at writing a book with a theme other than war. Heinemann's short stories and essays have appeared in a multitude of journals and magazines, among them Harper's, Playboy, Atlantic Monthly, Entertainment Weekly, Tri-Quarterly, and the Vietnam Writers Association Journal of Arts and Letters. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council. Lecturing and teaching at universities, writer's workshops, and veteran's groups in the United States, Vietnam, England, China, and the Soviet Union have kept Heinemann quite busy, although he still considers himself a "househusband."

Foreword
The First Clean Fact
God's Marvelous Plan
The Thanks of a Grateful Nation
Paco Coming into Town
The Texas Lunch
Good Morning to You, Lieutenant
Paco the Sneak
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