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Author Heinemann, Larry.

Title Black Virgin Mountain: a return to Vietnam [Hoopla electronic resource] / Larry Heinemann.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2005.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Larry Heinemann.
Summary The National Book Award-winning author of Pacoand the ghosts he encounters on his return 30 years later. In 1966 just as the American military buildup in Vietnam was going into overdrive a working-class 22-year-old from Chicago was drafted into the army. Larry Heinemann served one year of combat duty with the 25th Infantry Division most of it in the vicinity of Cu Chi. It was the most horrific and consequential year of his life and it served as the raw material for his two classic war novels Close Quarters and Paco's Story. The memoir chronicles a 1992 railway journey Heinemann took from Hanoi to HoChi Minh City as the guest of the Vietnam Writers' Association. Along the way he encounters Vietnamese war veterans and views sites that trigger powerful memories. His journey ends with a crawl through the tunnels of Cu Chi and a climb up the sacred mountain that is this book's namesake. A work of mourning and an act of reconciliation Black Virgin Mountain considers the psychic costs of awar that is still taking its toll.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Heinemann, Larry.
Heinemann, Larry -- Travel -- Vietnam.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Vietnam -- Description and travel.
War and literature. -- Sound recordings.
Americans -- Vietnam. -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Heinemann, Larry.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781598874266 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1598874268 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11419348
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