Dirty Work

Dirty Work

A Novel

Book - 1989
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Dirty Work is the story of two men, strangers--one white, the other black. Both were born and raised in Mississippi. Both fought in Vietnam. Both were gravely wounded. Now, twenty-two years later, the two men lie in adjacent beds in a VA hospital.Over the course of a day and a night, Walter James and Braiden Chaney talk of memories, of passions, of fate.

With great vision, humor, and courage, Brown writes mostly about love in a story about the waste of war.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1989.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780945575207
Branch Call Number: F Brow
Characteristics: 236 p. ; 23 cm.


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Jul 06, 2015

A good book about the horrible consequences of the Vietnam war to human lives. A good view at lives in "cotton" country.
The book also raises the question of the quality of life.


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