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The Resource Paco's story, Larry Heinemann

Paco's story, Larry Heinemann

Label
Paco's story
Title
Paco's story
Statement of responsibility
Larry Heinemann
Title variation
Pacos story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paco Sullivan is the only man in Alpha Company to survive a cataclysmic Viet Cong attack on Fire Base Harriette in Vietnam. Everyone else is annihilated. When a medic finally rescues Paco almost two days later, he is waiting to die, flies and maggots covering his burnt, shattered body. He winds up back in the US with his legs full of pins, daily rations of Librium and Valium, and no sense of what to do next. One evening, on the tail of a rainstorm, he limps off the bus and into the small town of Boone, determined to find a real job and a real bed-but no matter how hard he works, nothing muffles the anguish in his mind and body
Summary
Presents Larry Heinemann reading the first chapter, The first clean fact, from his book Paco's story. Describes the devastating effect of the Vietnam War on a wounded soldier
Award
National Book Award for Fiction, 1987.
Awards note
National Book Award, 1987
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033357
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.E4573
LC item number
P3 2005
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
Paco's story, Larry Heinemann
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New york : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First Clean Fact
  • God's Marvelous Plan
  • Thanks of a Grateful Nation
  • Paco Coming into Town
  • Texas Lunch
  • Good Morning to You, Lieutenant
  • Paco the Sneak
Control code
20660740
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Extent
xiii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781400076833
Lccn
2004053628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm59223969
  • (OCoLC)59223969
Label
Paco's story, Larry Heinemann
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New york : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First Clean Fact
  • God's Marvelous Plan
  • Thanks of a Grateful Nation
  • Paco Coming into Town
  • Texas Lunch
  • Good Morning to You, Lieutenant
  • Paco the Sneak
Control code
20660740
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
Extent
xiii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781400076833
Lccn
2004053628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm59223969
  • (OCoLC)59223969

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