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Gone to Soldiers: A Novel of the Second World War

Piercy, Marge

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ISBN 10: 0718127978 / ISBN 13: 9780718127978
Verlag: Michael Joseph Ltd., London, 1987
Gebraucht Zustand: Good Hardcover
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Thick hardcover volume in dust-jacket with lightly creased edges, and superficial marks and scores front and rear. Leading corners, and head and foot of spine, of jacket and hardcover, are slightly worn. Board edges are very slightly bumped. Pages are slightly tanned, but contents remain sound, clean and clear. TH. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 268379

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Titel: Gone to Soldiers: A Novel of the Second ...

Verlag: Michael Joseph Ltd., London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1987

Einband: hardcover

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Used

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The New York Times bestselling novel of humans in conflict with inhuman events, Gone to Soldiers is “a landmark piece of literary prose...the most thorough and most captivating, most engrossing novel ever written about World War II” (Los Angeles Times).

In this “sweeping epic” (The Philadelphia Inquirer) of World War II, Marge Piercy moves from the United States to Europe, from the North African campaign to New Zealand, from Japan to Palestine, brilliantly recreating the atmosphere of the wartime capitals: the sexual abandon, the luxury and deprivation, the terror and excitement.

Gone to Soldiers interweaves the stories of ten remarkable characters: The New York divorcee and writer of romances-turned-war correspondent... her ex-husband, involved in intelligence for the OSS... Daniel Balaban, whose mission is to crack the Japanese codes... Bernice Coates, who escapes life to fly fighters as a Woman’s Airforce Service Pilot... a painter who parachutes into Nazi-occupied France to fight with the Resistance... Zachary Barrington Taylor, for whom war is the most exciting game... Jacqueline Levy-Monot, who leads Jewish children over the Pyrenees to safety... her sister, Naomi, a troubled adolescent... their cousin, Ruthie Siegal, a touching young woman who tries to keep alive her love for her boyfriend, while working on an assembly line in Detroit... These characters wage memorable and passionate public and private battles, as war casts them into their ultimate dreams and nightmares, daring them to act out their brightest and darkest fantasies.

Written with unmatched authority about the cataclysmic events and passions of war, Gone to Soldiers “is a literary triumph for Marge Piercy and a landmark volume in the literature of war” (USA TODAY).

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In a stunning tour-de-force, Marge Piercy has woven a tapestry of World War II, of six women and four men, who fought and died, worked and worried, and moved through the dizzying days of the war. A compelling chronicle of humans in conflict with inhuman events, GONE TO SOLIDERS is an unforgettable reading experience and a stirring tribute to the remarkable survival of the human spirit.
"Panoramic...This is a sweeping epic in the best sense."
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

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