The Chieu Hoi Saloon

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PM Press, Oct 1, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Set against the backdrop of the riots sparked by the beating of African American motorist Rodney King, Vietnam vet and reporter Harry Hudson wanders the city to forget his troubled past. Trying to cope with the posttraumatic stress disorder that has plagued him since his military tour, the overweight, depressed, and sex-obsessed Hudson stumbles through the underbelly of South Central LA, where he meets Mama Thuy, a Vietnamese woman struggling to run a Navy bar in a tough Long Beach neighborhood, and Kelly Crenshaw, an African American prostitute whose husband is in prison. As both women give Hudson a new outlook on life and faith, he discovers the shared humanity of all members of society. Suspenseful and thrilling, this noir-style novel is also a detailed character study of victims of racial, social, and economical tensions.
 

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Contents

Dedication
7
PART I
11
PART II
135
PART III
237
About the Author
371
About PM Press
372
Friends of PM Press
373
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Michael Harris is a Vietnam veteran and a former reporter, editor, and book reviewer for West Coast newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Long Beach, California.

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