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On Sale: June 13, 2012
Pages: 432 | ISBN: 978-0-307-82206-2
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Indian Country is a sweeping, brave and compassionate story from one of our most acclaimed chroniclers of the Vietnam experience.
Christian Starkmann follows his boyhood friend, an Ojibwa Indian called Bonny George, from the wilderness of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where they roamed, hunted and fished in their youths, to the wilderness of Vietnam, where they serve as soldiers in the same platoon. After returning home from the war, his friend buried on the battlefield he left behind, Christian begins to make a life for himself. Yet years later, although he is happily married to June, a good-hearted social worker, and has two daughters, Christian is still fighting--with the searing memories of combat, with the paranoid visions that are clouding his marriage and threatening his career, and most of all with the ghost of Bonny George, who haunts his dreams and presses him to come to terms with a secret so powerful it could destroy everything he has built.
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Philip Caputo worked for nine years for the Chicago Tribune and shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his reporting on election fraud in Chicago. He is the author of seven other works of fiction and two memoirs, including A Rumor of War, about his service in Vietnam, and four works of nonfiction. He divides his time between Connecticut and Arizona.



“Terrifying, heart-breaking and dead-true, Indian Country . . . goes far beyond anything I have encountered in the literature of Vietnam." —Tim O'Brien

“A powerful, biting tale of self-discovery.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Caputo is a fine action writer, controlling the sweep of the narrative with musical skill. . . . The climactic passages have a kind of hallucinatory quality and they stick in the mind.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Caputo tackles all kinds of risky subjects, from men at war to the elasticity of family love, with a hell-for-leather aggressiveness.” —The Plain Dealer

  • Indian Country by Philip Caputo
  • March 09, 2004
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Vintage
  • $18.00
  • 9780375725104

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