Titolo: Smoky Joe's Cafe
Casa editrice: Penguin Books Australia
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Novel about an Australian Vietnam War veteran. Thommo and ten of his war mates develop physical and mental problems on their return to Australia. Angry at their hostile reception, they recruit an ex-Viet Cong with 'special skills' and plan their revenge, but in real life, they're too screwed up to put up a fight. The team is transformed when Wendy, a woman whose baby needs a bone-marrow transplant, moulds them into a viable fighting unit. An earlier, shorter version of this story was published electronically in 2000 as 'Meeting at the Smoky Joe Cafe'. Best-selling author's previous titles include 'The Power of One' and 'April Fool's Day'. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_014029807X
Riassunto: Thommo returns from Vietnam to an Australia that regards him as a mercenary guilty of war crimes. He begins to develop all kinds of physical and mental problems, and thinks it must only be him until he finds he is not alone. Ten mates, all who remain of his platoon who fought and died in the Battle of Long Tan, are affected the same way. Now Thommo and his mates are eleven angry men out for revenge. They rope in an ex-Viet Cong with 'special skills' and his own secret agenda. They're the 'Dirty Dozen', just like the movie. Only it's real life, and they're so screwed up they couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. That is, until a woman of character steps in.
L'autore: Bryce Courtenay, bestselling Australian author, wrote his first book, The Power of One, at the age of fifty-five. This became the largest-selling book by a living Australian author within Australia, with over half a million copies sold locally. Having lived in Sydney for forty years, Bryce is a patriotic Australian, who is passionate about Australia becoming a truly great nation in the 21st century. Committed to the cause of literacy and the importance of motivating young people to read, he is actively involved with literacy programs in primary schools Australia-wide.
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