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Larry Heinemann

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Larry Heinemann was born and raised in Chicago.  He served a tour of duty with the 25th Division in Vietnam.  In the past he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the William Fulbright Scholarship Program.  He is the author of three novels: Close Quarters, Paco’s Story, and Cooler by the Lake, as well as a memoir, Black Virgin Mountain. His writing has received several honors, including the National Book Award and the Carl Sandburg Award.  He currently lives in Chicago with his wife. 

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Black Virgin Mountain
A Return to Vietnam
Written by Larry Heinemann


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $13.95

In 1967 Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It was the most horrific year of his life, truly altering him—and his family—forever. In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war... Read more >
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Black Virgin Mountain
A Return to Vietnam
Written by Larry Heinemann


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 2005
Price: $9.99

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Close Quarters
A Novel
Written by Larry Heinemann


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $17.00

From the moment his first novel was published, Larry Heinemann joined the ranks of the great chroniclers of the Vietnam conflict—Philip Caputo, Tim O’Brien, and Gustav Hasford.

In the stripped-down, unsullied patois of an ordinary soldier, draftee Philip Dosier tells the story of his war. Straight from high school, too young to... Read more >
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Close Quarters
A Novel
Written by Larry Heinemann


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 2010
Price: $12.99

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Paco's Story
A Novel
Written by Larry Heinemann


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $14.95

Paco Sullivan is the only man in Alpha Company to survive a cataclysmic Viet Cong attack on Fire Base Harriette in Vietnam. Everyone else is annihilated. When a medic finally rescues Paco almost two days later, he is waiting to die, flies and maggots covering his burnt, shattered body. He winds... Read more >
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Paco's Story
A Novel
Written by Larry Heinemann


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $11.99

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