The things they carried : a work of fiction
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New York : Broadway Books, 1998.
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Published
New York : Broadway Books, 1998.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
273 pages ; 21 cm.
Language
English
Reading Level
UG
Level 5.8, 10 Points
Lexile measure
880

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This work depicts the heroic young men of Alpha Company as they carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

O'Brien, T. (1998). The things they carried: a work of fiction (1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed.). Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-. 1998. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction Broadway Books, 1998.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction 1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed., Broadway Books, 1998.

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