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Silk Pajamas & Tombstone Eyes - My stories Told.: Thomas Rock

Silk Pajamas & Tombstone Eyes - My stories Told.

Thomas Rock

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ISBN 10: 1432768344 / ISBN 13: 9781432768348
Published by Outskirts Press, 2011
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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VG softcover. SIGNED by author on half title page w/no inscription. Light soil spots on front text edge, otherwise pages clean. Covers bright/clean. Binding solid. 233 pp. Bookseller Inventory # A17613

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Title: Silk Pajamas & Tombstone Eyes - My stories ...

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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In 1968, Thom Rock started living a double life in South Vietnam. Army fatigues and Military Intelligence by day, AWOL in silk pajamas answering to Papasan Thom by night. His stories involve the suspense and intrigue of living in Ben xe Muoi, the "Sin City" of Can Tho, Vietnam. Illegal, dangerous, bizarre, stupid, funny, embarrassing and regretful all play out as elements of the experience. However, there is a balance to it all; love, compassion, friendships, and raw honesty find their place of purpose. Rock lived with Muoi, a woman of forty years, twice his age, a mother of six, a madam and marijuana dealer with cunning survival instincts. With a year and a half of living with this Vietnamese family, under conditions that most would find appalling, if not downright frightening, Rock is able to present a story that is unique, entertaining and controversial, to say the least.

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