A River in May (Paperback)
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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 01/03/2002
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A magnificent debut novel, which follows in the spirit of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, in which an alienated student named Lopez joins the Vietnam war to escape from his past and himself. Forced out of self-pity by the brutality and injustice surrounding him, Lopez begins to shed his layers of acquired culture, identifying instead with the Vietnamese and their cause. 'Stylistically sophisticated, visually and emotionally present; the pace is good and the author knows how to hold the reader's attention.' - W.G. Sebald

Publisher: Arcadia Books
ISBN: 9781900850728
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


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'Stylistically sophisticated, visually and emotionally present; the pace is good and the author knows how to hold the reader's attention'

-- W. G. Sebald

'one of my books of the year... a superb surrealistic novel of killing and not wanting to kill. Just wonderful!'

-- Brian Case * Time Out *

'A River in May is in the World War I tradition of Sassoon, or Graves's Goodbye to All That.'

-- Cliff Fell * Listener, New Zealand *

'September 11, the world changes in minutes, and many of its causes are to be found in A River in May'

-- Chris Searle * Morning Star *

'The best Vietnam novel ever, which everyone should read.'

-- Alan Sillitoe * Independent on Sunday *

'Wilson's tale, addressing the suffering of the Vietnamese, has integrity and evocative details...a worthwhile addition to the war novel.'

-- Robert Murphy * Metro London *

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“A novel of the VIETNAM war”

“…when you get to Vietnam, you step through the looking glass…”

This is a novel written almost as a memoir, the events and places are conjured up with a veracity and realism that indicate the author knows his... More

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