An Illness Caused by Youth: from The Father of All Things

An Illness Caused by Youth: from The Father of All Things

by Tom Bissell

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Veteran Jack Bissell only deepened the abyss between him and his son Tom when he talked about the Vietnam war. But, when a magazine editor sends the two back to Vietnam for a story, Tom reopens the conversation and confronts his father’s past and the man that had seemed impossibly remote.
Part history, memoir, and travelogue, Tom Bissell’s is a haunting, riveting exploration of the war’s personal, political, and cultural impact from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the wake of the conflict and a wise reckoning of the bond forged between fathers and sons.
A Vintage Shorts Vietnam Selection. An ebook short.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525436621
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 24
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Tom Bissell is the author of eight previous books, most recently The Disaster Artist, and has been awarded the Rome Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He writes frequently for Harper’s Magazine and The New Yorker. 

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