No One Thinks of Greenland: A Novel

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Picador, May 4, 2001 - Fiction - 352 pages
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“You’ll want to scratch.” These spoken words open to us the strange and beguiling world of young Rudy Spruance, forced to join the military due to a mysterious past, and sent for some inexplicable reason to a top-secret military hospital in Greenland. There he meets a wide cast of unusual and colorful characters, outcasts and rejects all; begins to fall for the commanding officer’s leggy and strong-willed girlfriend; and slowly uncovers the awful secret behind the portion of the base dubbed “the Wing.”

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User Review  - hayduke - LibraryThing

An amazing first novel that draws obvious comparisons to Catch-22 and M*A*S*H, but this novel stands on its own merits. Based on the actual existence of a secret military hospital in Greenland during ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

John Griesemer’s fiction has been published in Gettysburg Review, Glimmer Train, Boulevard, Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. No One Thinks of Greenland is his first novel. He is currently at work on his second book, an epic historical novel about the laying of the transatlantic cable. He lives with his family in Lyme, New Hampshire.

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