Jarhead Movie Tie In Cover

Author: Anthony Swofford
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  • : $24.99(NZD)
  • : 9780743275378
  • : Simon & Schuster Australia
  • : Simon & Schuster Australia
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  • : January 2006
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
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Description

Anthony Swofford's grandfather fought in WWII; his father fought in Vietnam; and he - a directionless, testosterone-battered teenager - became a scout/sniper in the marines and fought in the Gulf War.


His account of that time is also part of a lineage - after Wilfred Owen, Norman Mailer, Michael Herr and Tim O'Brien, it brings the raw and searing tradition of soldiers' stories up to date. A harrowing yet inspiring portrait of a tormented consciousness struggling for reconciliation and peace, Jarhead is authentic, revelatory and brilliantly crafted.

Author description

Anthony Swofford grew up on military bases in the US and Japan, and joined the Marine Corps in 1988, aged eighteen. He was deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield in 1990 with the Second Battalion, 7th Marines. On leaving the Marines Swofford attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop.