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Dirty Work

Brown, Larry

ISBN 10: 0945575203 / ISBN 13: 9780945575207
Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1989
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Stated First Edition - first printing. Signed and dated by Author on Half-Title Page. Book is clean and tight. Dust Jacket in protective cover. 236 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006501

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Title: Dirty Work

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Dirty Work is the story of two men, strangers—one white, the other black. Both were born and raised in Mississippi. Both fought in Vietnam. Both were gravely wounded. Now, twenty-two years later, the two men lie in adjacent beds in a VA hospital.Over the course of a day and a night, Walter James and Braiden Chaney talk of memories, of passions, of fate.

With great vision, humor, and courage, Brown writes mostly about love in a story about the waste of war.

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ey has no arms or legs. Walter James has no face. They lost them in Vietnam, along with other, more vital parts of themselves. Now, twenty-two years later, these two Mississippians -- one black, the other white -- lie in adjoining beds in a V.A. hospital. In the course of one long night they tell each other how they came to be what they are and what they can only dream of becoming. Their stories, recounted in voices as distinct and indelible as those of Faulkner, add up to the story of the war itself, and make Dirty Work the most devastating novel of its kind since Dalton Trumbo's Johnny got his gun.

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BJ's Book Barn is an on-line bookseller only located in Kennesaw, Georgia, and has been in business since 2001. We have a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and genealogy books. Practically all books that we sell are hardcover editions. As I purchase books from a wide variety of sources, I cannot guarantee that the used and collectible books I sell came from a smoke-free environment.

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