Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers

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by Robert Stone
     
 

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A dog soldier is a renegade, and this story is full of them. One is John Converse: loving the chaos in Nam, he sets up a major heroin deal. Converse's friend, Hick, takes the drugs to California, where he makes a connection with Marge, Converse's wife. What follows makes combat look tame.

"Stone details an American drama of greed and violence in a world where life

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A dog soldier is a renegade, and this story is full of them. One is John Converse: loving the chaos in Nam, he sets up a major heroin deal. Converse's friend, Hick, takes the drugs to California, where he makes a connection with Marge, Converse's wife. What follows makes combat look tame.

"Stone details an American drama of greed and violence in a world where life is cheap and the price of survival dangerously high." (Time)

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Charles McGrath
....It is melodramatic, cruel, witty and grim. -- The New York Times Books of the Century

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ISBN-13:
9780395316658
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/01/1981
Pages:
352

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