The Sorrow of War

The Sorrow of War

A Novel of North Vietnam

Book - 1996
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Bao Ninh, a former North Vietnamese soldier, provides a strikingly honest look at how the Vietnam War forever changed his life, his country, and the people who live there. Originally published against government wishes in Vietnam because of its nonheroic, non-ideological tone, The Sorrow of War has won worldwide acclaim and become an international bestseller Annotation. The first novel of the Vietnam War written from the point of view of the North Vietnamese, The Sorrow of War has been hailed by critics not only as the best novel to emerge from the Vietnam experience, but as one of the greatest war novels of the century.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1996
Edition: First Riverhead trade paperbacks edition
ISBN: 9781573225434
Branch Call Number: FIC BAO 1996
Characteristics: 233 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Palmos, Frank


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Soldier Kien’s postwar experience is haunted by “a parade of horrific memories” in this powerful novel, the first published about the war from the North Vietnamese perspective.

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