Title: Exiles: 3 Short Novels
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997, New York
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. Signed by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The author has signed this copy on the titlepage. Bookseller Inventory # 5785
Synopsis: With Exiles, his first collection of shorter fiction, the author of the universally acclaimed, best-selling memoir A Rumor of War ("It will make the strongest among us weep", wrote John Gregory Dunne) sends the reader on a tripartite adventure.
First to suburban Connecticut, where a young blue-collar man on the way to his mother's funeral falls in with an upper-crust couple who lavish attention on him and pull him into unexpected dilemmas.
Then to Australia's Torres Strait, where a charismatic but troublesome stranger washes ashore into the thick of a struggle for a tiny island's very identity.
Then to Vietnam--vintage Caputo territory--where a squad of misfits plunge deep into the jungle in search of the body of their mess sergeant, who has been carried off by a tiger.
No matter the backdrop, Philip Caputo's ear for the vernacular is unerring, while his interrogation of human nature--of the deceptions we inflict on ourselves and others--is unflinching. Exiles affirms the remarkable range, the freedom from genre, of a writer whose "meditations on the love and hate of war were hailed by William Styron as "among the most eloquent I have read in modern literature.
"As good an introduction to Philip Caputo as one can find." - "The New York Times Book Review
""Breathtaking... a tour de force of impassioned prose." - "Baltimore Sun
""Caputo is a splendid muscular storyteller... "Exiles" is remarkable and often harrowing." - "Los Angeles Times Book Review
""Extraordinary... a kaleidoscope made up of nothing but exiles." - "The New York Times"
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