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Titre : Buffalo Soldiers
Éditeur : Knopf
Date d'édition : 1993
Reliure : Soft Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). An Uncorrected Proof Copy of the first novel by this New York author who was named to the much-publicized "Granta" list of best authors under 30 years old, the story of an American battalion stationed in Mannheim, Germany during "peacetime." Includes a small note laid in from O'Connor to noted collector Larry Owens, as follows: "Dear Larry - How did you get hold of the proofs? The last I heard, they were selling for $100 a pop. I should have kept some more myself. Good luck, Robert O'Connor." Fine in "plain" wraps as issued. Inscribed by O'Connor on the title page, as follows: "For Larry Owens, 7 Oct 96/Best wishes, Robert O'Connor.". N° de réf. du libraire 70842
Synopsis : Set on a luxuriously appointed and hopelessly corrupt Army base in Mannheim, Germany, where the soldiers prefer real-life race riots to mock combat, Robert O'Connor's viciously funny novel is conclusive proof that peace is hell and the U.S. Army is its ninth circle.
In that hell, Specialist Ray Elwood is the ultimate survivor: a high-stakes drug dealer, bureaucratic con artist, and shrewd collector of other people's secrets. Elwood is contemplating cleaning up his act, although doing so will require one last, epic heroin deal. But of course it's then that his life will careen totally out of control. With its impeccably rendered cast of sycophants, drug burn-outs, and uniformed sociopaths, Buffalo Soldiers give us a scabrous, haunting vision of a military idled by the New World Order?and at all-out war with itself.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Quatrième de couverture:
"An M-1 tank of a novel, fast and powerful and dangerous...way nasty and blindingly funny." ?Jay McInerney
"This book may well find a place on the shelf with Joseph Heller's Catch-22.... It takes a fine novelist to tell such a sordid story so beautifully?and a brave one to hold out no hope for redemption but the jolting effect of a cold-eyed look at the truth." ? The New York Times Book Review
" Buffalo Soldiers rips a story of survival from the fearsome realm of the modern Army's barracks, trenches, and gutters. Military jargon becomes in-you-face narrative, punctuated by extremes of horror and humor.... This book is about now, and its present-tense urgency never flags." ? Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer
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