The things they carried: a work of fiction

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Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness
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full_title things they carried
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author Tim O'Brien
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display_description 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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subject_facet Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Fiction, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Fiction, War stories, American
title_display The things they carried : a work of fiction
title_full The Things They Carried, The things they carried / by Tim O'Brien, The things they carried : a work of fiction / by Tim O'Brien, The things they carried [sound recording] / by Tim O'Brien
title_short The things they carried :
title_sub a work of fiction
topic_facet Historical Fiction, Short Stories, Young Adult Fiction
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