Paco's Story: A Novel

Paco's Story: A Novel

Larry Heinemann


Paco Sullivan is the single guy in Alpha corporation to outlive a cataclysmic Viet Cong assault on hearth Base Harriette in Vietnam. each person else is annihilated. while a medic eventually rescues Paco virtually days later, he's ready to die, flies and maggots protecting his burnt, shattered physique. He lands up again within the US together with his legs packed with pins, day-by-day rations of Librium and Valium, and no feel of what to do subsequent. One night, at the tail of a rainstorm, he limps off the bus and into the small city of Boone, made up our minds to discover a true activity and a true bed–but regardless of how not easy he works, not anything muffles the soreness in his brain and physique. Brilliantly and vividly written, Paco’s Story–winner of a countrywide e-book Award–plunges you into the violence and informal cruelty of the Vietnam conflict, and the ghostly aftermath that regularly dealt the most harsh blows.

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