Private Tommy Trang is the best marine imaginable; he's smart, daring, physically fit, and patriotic to the core. California surfer Cody "Cowboy" Carmichael acts as his
co-conspirator and Boswell during the Gulf War as the two AWOL marines sneak through the Iraqi lines to rescue the sixteen-year-old Princess Lulu, who has captured Trang's heart. In an adventure filled with humor and heroism, mellow Carmichael gets to know the fervent heart of Tommy Trang--and what it means to be a true patriot.
In his first novel, award-winning author Tom Paine has created an enthralling, joyful, and picaresque tale of love and war.
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Advance Praise for The Pearl of Kuwait
"Tom Paine has written a rollicking, blistering, evocative novel of war and the search for inner peace. It catches the language of Americans at war in the Middle East in a jazzy style unlike anything else I've ever read. I found the narrative momentum of these AWOL adventures irresistible and entrancing. Paine is a gifted writer, with talent to burn, and The Pearl of Kuwait should find and delight a wide readership."
--Jay Parini, author of Robert Frost: A Life and Benjamin's Crossing
Praise for Scar Vegas
"In each story, Paine deftly carries the reader to the point where accepted notions about what constitutes civilization suddenly seem absurd."--The New Yorker
"Refreshing and brave . . . Paine's is a sad and beautiful world."--The New York Times Book Review
"A striking panoply of voices and settings that nevertheless emanate from a singular, daring conscience . . . [Paine] is everywhere updating the 'superfluous man' (part Melville, part Conrad, part Mailer even): men and women groping for a clue of divinity in the form of even a qualified liberty."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
In the spirit of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, two Marine buddies take on the Gulf War in Paine's epic, comic novel.
California surfer Cody "Cowboy" Carmichael's life is forever changed when he meets Private Tommy Trang at boot camp. Trang is not your typical American patriot: he's a bastard child of the Vietnam War, the son of an unknown U.S. marine. Sent to fight in the Gulf War, Trang soon loses his heart to a sixteen-year-old Kuwaiti princess trapped behind the lines when Iraqis invade her country. Together, the two young marines are ready to wave the American flag all the way to Baghdad, or at least into occupied Kuwait, to rescue Princess Lulu.
During the exciting, moving, and often hilarious account of these two AWOL privates sneaking across Iraqi lines, the mellow Carmichael gets to know the heart of Tommy Trang, and discovers a new brand of patriotism that is gripping, contagious, and as deep as life itself.
A powerful first novel by an award-winning writer, The Pearl of Kuwait is Romeo and Juliet meets Lawrence of Arabia. Tom Paine has created an enthralling, joyful, and original story with the classic ingredients of love and war.
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Descrizione libro Mariner Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0156028980
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Descrizione libro Mariner Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0156028980
Descrizione libro Mariner Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 156028980
Descrizione libro Mariner Books, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110156028980
Descrizione libro Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0156028980 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.3026629