The Resource The lotus eaters, Tatjana Soli

The lotus eaters, Tatjana Soli

Label
The lotus eaters
Title
The lotus eaters
Statement of responsibility
Tatjana Soli
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the final days of a falling Saigon, three photographers have been brought together. Helen Adams is a once-naïve ingénue whose ambition conflicts with her desire over the course of the fighting. Linh, the mysterious Vietnamese man who loves her, is torn between conflicting loyalties to his homeland and his heart. Sam Darrow is a man addicted to the narcotic of violence, to his intoxicating affair with Helen and to the ever-increasing danger of his job. All three become transformed by the conflict they have risked everything to record
Summary
"It's 1975, and the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. As the city falls into chaos, two lovers make their way across the city to escape to a new life. Helen Adams, an American photojournalist, must take leave of a devastated country she has come to love. Nguyen Pran Linh, the man who loves her, must deal with his own conflicted loyalties. As they race through the streets, they play out a drama of love and betrayal that began twelve years before. Their mentor, the larger-than-life war correspondent Sam Darrow, was once Helen's infuriating lover and fiercest competitor, as well as Linh's secret keeper, protector, and truest friend. As the sun sets on their life in Saigon, Helen and Linh struggle against both their inner demons and the ghosts of the past, illuminating the horrors of war, the dangers of obsession, and the redemptive power of love"--Publisher's description
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2010.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
Awards note
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, 2010.
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345335
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Soli, Tatjana
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Women war correspondents
  • Americans
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War
  • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
  • Vietnam
  • Americans
  • War
  • Women war correspondents
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
Target audience
adult
Label
The lotus eaters, Tatjana Soli
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn642846034
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin Edition: January 2011.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780312674441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)642846034
Label
The lotus eaters, Tatjana Soli
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-389)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn642846034
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin Edition: January 2011.
Extent
389 pages
Isbn
9780312674441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)642846034

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