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  • Published: 1 December 1994
  • ISBN: 9780749397111
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Sorrow of War




'All Quiet on the Western Front for our era' New Statesman

Kien's job is to search the Jungle of Screaming Souls for corpses. He knows the area well - this was where, in the dry season of 1969, his battalion was obliterated by American napalm and helicopter gunfire. Kien was one of only ten survivors. This book is his attempt to understand the eleven years of his life he gave to a senseless war.

Based on true experiences of Bao Ninh and banned by the communist party, this novel is revered as the 'All Quiet on the Western Front for our era'.

  • Published: 1 December 1994
  • ISBN: 9780749397111
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Bao Ninh

Bao Ninh was born in Hanoi in 1952. During the Vietnam war he served with the Glorious 27th Youth Brigade. Of the five hundred who went to war with the brigade in 1969, he is one of ten who survived. The Sorrow of War is a huge bestseller in Vietnam.

Praise for The Sorrow of War

20 years on, [it] had an even greater impact on me than it did first time around... It is a remarkable and important novel

Jamie Byng, Herald

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