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DOG SOLDIERS.

Stone, Robert.

ISBN 10: 0395184819 / ISBN 13: 9780395184813
Published by HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY., BOSTON, 1974
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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REVIEW COPY. (Publisher's printed review slip laid-in) SIGNED by Robert Stone on title page. Fine in virtually fine dust jacket. (Barely discernible nick at head of front panel of jacket. ) National Book Award winner & basis for an excellent film adaptation. Author's SECOND novel. Bookseller Inventory # 25046

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Title: DOG SOLDIERS.

Publisher: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY., BOSTON

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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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 badly wrong for him.

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Like Michael Herr's Dispatches, Robert Stone's National Book Award-winning novel Dog Soldiers trades on a hallucinatory vision of Vietnam as a place in which all honor and morality are ceded to the mere business of survival -- and, better, survival with personal profit. "This is the place where everybody finds out who they are," says the novel's protagonist, the journalist Converse, to which his friend and partner in crime Ray Hicks replies, "What a bummer for the gooks." Converse convinces Hicks to smuggle a shipment of heroin back to the United States, renegade CIA agents pop up, and all hell breaks loose in this beautifully written, dark study of the soul in anguish.

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