The Man From Saigon

The Man From Saigon

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
An enthralling and beautiful new novel about love and allegiance during the Vietnam War, from the author of Daniel Isn't Talking and Dying Young

 It's 1967, and Susan Gifford is one of the first female correspondents on assignment in Saigon, dedicated to her job and passionately in love with an American TV reporter. Son is a Vietnamese photographer anxious to get his work into the American press. Together they cover every aspect of the war from combat missions to the workings of field hospitals. Then one November morning, narrowly escaping death during an ambush, Susan and Son find themselves the prisoners of three Vietcong soldiers who have been separated from their unit.

Now, under constant threat from American air strikes, helpless in the hands of the enemy, they face the daily hardships of the jungle together. As time passes, the bond between Susan and Son deepens, and it becomes increasingly difficult for Son to harbor the secret that could have profound consequences for them both.

Baker & Taylor
"It's 1967, and Susan Gifford is one of the first female correspondents on assignment in Saigon, dedicated to her job and passionately in love with an American TV reporter. Son is a Vietnamese photographer anxious to get his work into the American press. Together they cover every aspect of the war from combat missions to the workings of field hospitals. Then one November morning, narrowly escaping death during an ambush, Susan and Son find themselves the prisoners of three Vietcong soldiers who have beenseparated from their unit. Now, under constant threat from American air strikes, helpless in the hands of the enemy, they face the daily hardships of the jungle together. As time passes, the bond between Susan and Son deepens, and it becomes increasinglydifficult for Son to harbor the secret that could have profound consequences for them both." -- from publisher's website.

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& Taylor

One of the first women correspondents on assignment in 1967 Saigon, Susan Gifford teams up with a Vietnamese photographer eager to break into American media and is captured by Vietcong soldiers in the treacherous jungle.
One of the first women correspondents on assignment in 1967 Saigon, Susan Gifford teams up with a Vietnamese photographer eager to break into American media and is captured by Vietcong soldiers in the treacherous jungle. By the author of the best-selling Dying Young.

Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2009
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780385529860
Branch Call Number: FIC LEI
Characteristics: 342 p. ;,25 cm.

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