The Suicide Run

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Vintage, 2011 - Short stories - 194 pages
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The five narratives which make up this posthumous collection draw upon William Styron's experiences in the US Marine Corps, giving the reader an insight into the early life of one of America's greatest modern writers.

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The Suicide Run: Five Tales of the Marine Corps

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The author of Sophie's Choice served with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific at the end of World War II, and he developed a lifelong fascination with the Marine Corps. This book, which collects his ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

William Styron (1925-2006), a native of the Tidewater region of Virginia, was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the Marine Corps. His books include Lie Down in Darkness, The Long March, Set This House on Fire, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, This Quiet Dust, Darkness Visible and A Tidewater Morning. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Howells Medal, the American Book Award and the Legion d'Honneur. With his wife, the poet and activist Rose Styron, he lived for most of his adult life in Roxbury, Connecticut, and in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.

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