STARLIGHT.

Ely, Scott.

ISBN 10: 1555840477 / ISBN 13: 9781555840471
Published by New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1987.) dj
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's first novel, a powerful story of 2 combat soldiers in Vietnam and the pact they made to keep each other alive, which has been compared to such classics as O'Brien's 'Going After Cacciato' and Herr's 'Dispatches.' Senator John Kerry stated that 'Ely has captured the reality - and the unreality - of the war with the authenticity of one who has been there.' Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 28835

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Title: STARLIGHT.

Publisher: New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1987.) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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One of the most powerful and haunting novels to come out of the Vietnam War in a fine dust jacket.

From Publishers Weekly:

Many good Vietnam war novels fall into two classes: the highly realistic narrative of men in combat and the surrealistic or even supernatural approach to this most surrealistic of wars. This ambitious and exciting first novel can be placed into the latter category, although with some very chilling moments of realism as well. Tom Light is a legend in Vietnam, a loner who goes into the bush to snipe at the enemy with his rifle and starlight viewfinder. Feared by American troops as a harbinger of doom, Light is unwelcome at any firebase or camp. But one frightened young soldier named Jackson strikes a pact with Light, befriending him in return for a guarantee of safety, which he believes Light, with his mystical viewfinder, can provide. Plunging from absurd to hallucinatory, this is a consistently electrifying novel and a powerful debut.
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