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The Sentimentalists: A Novel (original 2009; edition 2011)
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud (2009)
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Haunted by the vivid horrors of the Vietnam War and exhausted from years spent battling his memories, Napoleon Haskell leaves his North Dakota trailer and moves to Canada. He retreats to a small town where Henry, the father of his fallen Vietnam comrade, has a home on the shore of a man-made lake. When Napoleon's daughter arrives, fleeing troubles of her own, she finds her father in the dark twilight of his life, wrapped in the fog of alcoholism. With love and insatiable curiosity, she devotes herself to learning the truth about his life, discovering not just the details of his Vietnam experience but also the palimpsest that memory makes and the distance between a lived experience and our telling it.--From front inside jacket.
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An edition of this book was published by W.W. Norton.
An edition of this book was published by Recorded Books.
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