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Patches of Fire: A Story of War and Redemption
     

Patches of Fire: A Story of War and Redemption

by Albert French
 

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ISBN-10: 0822958872

ISBN-13: 2900822958870

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Personal, lyrical, and extraordinary, Patches of Fire is a memorable exploration of the black soldier's experience in Vietnam, the plight of the Vietnam veteran, and the redemptive power of writing.

With the same passion for truth and stunning honesty that marks his highly acclaimed fiction, Albert French's remarkable memoir tells the story of a young

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Personal, lyrical, and extraordinary, Patches of Fire is a memorable exploration of the black soldier's experience in Vietnam, the plight of the Vietnam veteran, and the redemptive power of writing.

With the same passion for truth and stunning honesty that marks his highly acclaimed fiction, Albert French's remarkable memoir tells the story of a young man's encounter with a war and with deaths beyond his understanding; of his return to a country torn by racial unrest in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and of his painstaking efforts to defeat his inner demons and make a place for himself as a black man in white America.

With a starkness tempered by humor, French brings to life the horrors of Vietnam, and recounts in compelling detail his uneasy tenure as a newspaper photographer, his heady days as publisher of his own magazine, his confrontations with the ghostly images of Vietnam that haunted his dreams—and the sense of renewal and purpose he achieved as a novelist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900822958870
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256

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