What Happens When A Bunch Of Murderous Gringos Are Let Loose On A Third World Country The Country Is Vietnam And The War Has Escalated Into A Technological Bloodbath Lyndon Johnson Is In The White House And Each Night On The Network News Programmes Americans Watch Their Soldiers Returning In Their Thousands In Plastic Body Bags In Vietnam, Lieutenant Lopez, A Twenty Three Year Old American Of Mexican Origin, Has Volunteered For A Tour Of Duty To Escape Not The Cocoon Of Privilege His Adoptive Parents Have Wrapped Him In, But A Personal Tragedy In Which He Is Implicated Lopez Has Been Assigned To A Remote Border Camp Defended By A US Special Forces Team And By Vietnamese Irregulars At First He Regards The War As A Personal Penance, But Is Gradually Forced Out Of His Self Pity To Become Aware Of The Brainless Brutality, Bleak Cynicism And Injustice Which Swirl Around Him Lopez Starts To Shed His Layers Of Acquired Identity And Culture, And Begins To Go Native In This Powerful And Profoundly Disturbing First Novel, Edward Wilson Poses The Question How Far Will One Individual Go To Right The Wrongs Of His Country, Before Betraying His Fellow Soldiers And Comrades His Answer, Unexpected And Shocking, Will Remain To Haunt The Reader Long After First Reading This Is A Vietnam War Novel With A Difference, Giving Voice To The Dispossessed.
Edward Wilson served in Vietnam as an officer in the 5th Special Forces His decorations include the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for Valor Soon after leaving the army, Wilson became a permanent expatriate in the UK in 1974 He formally lost US nationality in 1986 Edward Wilson is a British citizen, but has also lived and worked in Germany and France.
- 282 pages
- A River In May
- Edward Wilson
- 26 August 2017 Edward Wilson