Saigon, Illinois

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Vintage Books, 1988 - Conscientious objectors - 229 pages
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Setting his story in Chicago in 1968, poet Paul Hoover writes his first fictional work. He shows readers the Vietnam War at home through the eyes of a conscientious objector doing alternative service in a municipal hospital.

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Paul Hoover is the author of eleven books of poetry. He is the editor of the anthology Postmodern American Poetry (W. W. Norton, 1994) and, with Maxine Chernoff, the annual literary magazine NEW AMERICAN WRITING. His collection of literary essays, Fables of Representation, was published in the Poets on Poetry series of University of Michigan Press in 2004. He teaches at San Francisco State University.

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