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Vollman, William T.

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ISBN 10: 0374101051 / ISBN 13: 9780374101053
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Vollman's first book-length non-fiction work is an account of his travels in Afghanistan in1982 during the Soviet occupation of that country. It is a description of a young American losing his political naivete and moral innocence in the face of guerrilla war and unlimited suffering. Top edge of text shows a touch of soiling, o/w boards and text are clean and unmarked, tight and square, appear unread. The dustjacket is near perfect, on tears, creasing or chipping, no remainder mark, not price-clipped. Scarce. Collectable. Bookseller Inventory # 000833

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Recounting his journey through war-torn Afghanistan, the author of You Bright and Risen Angels describes the orphans, refugees, guerilla leaders, bureaucrats, corrupt officials, and has-been politicians in the region.

About the Author:

WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN is the author of ten novels, three collections of stories, and many volumes of non-fiction, including a seven-volume inquiry into whether and how violence may be justified, Rising Up and Rising Down, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His novel Europe Central won the National Book Award in 2005. Into the Forbidden Zone: A Trip Through Hell and High Water in Post-Earthquake Japan was published last year by Byliner. He is the editor of The Best American Travel Writing 2012. The Dying Grass, the fifth book in Vollmann's "Seven Dreams" series, will be published in 2013. He lives in California.

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