Going After Cacciato

O'Brien, Tim

Published by Delacorte, 1978
ISBN 10: 0440029481 / ISBN 13: 9780440029489
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The DJ is unclipped, very tight and clean. Inscribed on the half-title page, "To Barry, All Best, Tim Obrien." The review notice from the publisher announcing a publication date of February 15, 1978 is laid in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 019201

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Synopsis: The winner of the 1979 National Book Award presents the story of men meeting the demands of battle and facing the forces of fear and heroism in their own hearts. Reprint.

Review: "In October, near the end of the month, Cacciato left the war."

In Tim O'Brien's novel Going After Cacciato the theater of war becomes the theater of the absurd as a private deserts his post in Vietnam, intent on walking 8,000 miles to Paris for the peace talks. The remaining members of his squad are sent after him, but what happens then is anybody's guess: "The facts were simple: They went after Cacciato, they chased him into the mountains, they tried hard. They cornered him on a small grassy hill. They surrounded the hill. They waited through the night. And at dawn they shot the sky full of flares and then they moved in.... That was the end of it. The last known fact. What remained were possibilities."

It is these possibilities that make O'Brien's National Book Award-winning novel so extraordinary. Told from the perspective of squad member Paul Berlin, the search for Cacciato soon enters the realm of the surreal as the men find themselves following an elusive trail of chocolate M&M's through the jungles of Indochina, across India, Iran, Greece, and Yugoslavia to the streets of Paris. The details of this hallucinatory journey alternate with feverish memories of the war--men maimed by landmines, killed in tunnels, engaged in casual acts of brutality that would be unthinkable anywhere else. Reminiscent of Joseph Heller's Catch-22, Going After Cacciato dishes up a brilliant mix of ferocious comedy and bleak horror that serves to illuminate both the complex psychology of men in battle and the overarching insanity of war. --Alix Wilber

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Title: Going After Cacciato
Publisher: Delacorte
Publication Date: 1978
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
Book Type: Review Copy

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