A Short Rhetoric for Leaving the Family
Hundreds of novels have explored the war in Vietnam. This is the first to explore the world of the architects of that war, and it cuts terribly close to home. Dimock brilliantly exposes the pained heart of a single family and offers a vision of what their way of life still costs us all. His book raises with startling freshness ancient yet urgent questions about relations between image, word, and act.
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This concise first novel by a Random House editor takes the form of a letter by the narrator to his 12-year-old nephew and to his apparent illegitimate ten-year-old son. The narrator leaves the two ... Read full review