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The Barracks Thief
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ecco Pr
Publication date April 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780880010498
ISBN-10 0880010495
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $13.99
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Offers a collection of short stories that combines, in mostly domestic settings, intense feeling with wild imagination and familiar situations with extraordinary events
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The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence. Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed.

This confidence is shaken when a series of thefts occur. The author embraces the perspectives of both the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognize the kinship of those lives to our own.



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Hardcover
from Ecco Pr (May 1, 1984)
9780880010351 | details & prices | List price $12.50
About: Offers a collection of short stories that combines, in mostly domestic settings, intense feeling with wild imagination and familiar situations with extraordinary events
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Ecco Pr (April 1, 1993)
9780880010498 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.99
About: Offers a collection of short stories that combines, in mostly domestic settings, intense feeling with wild imagination and familiar situations with extraordinary events

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