Exiles (Paperback)

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Description


 In this startling new work of fiction, the acclaimed author of A Rumor of War creates three powerful dramas of dislocation, following his characters places they have no business being and into situations that are vastly—and dangerously—beyond their depth.

In the Connecticut suburbs, a motherless young man suddenly becomes the beneficiary of a wealthy older couple, whose generosity has unsuspected motives and a sinister price.  On an island in Australia's Torres Strait, an enigmatic castaway throws kinks into the local culture and sexual politics.  And in the jungles of Vietnam, four American soldiers undertake a mystical search for a man-eating tiger.  Filled with atmospheric tension, crackling with psychological observation, and evoking masters from Joseph Conrad to Robert Stone, Exiles is a riveting literary experience.

About the Author


Philip Caputo worked nine years for the Chicago Tribune and shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his reporting on election fraud in Chicago. The author of numerous works of fiction, a second volume of memoir, and several books for young people, he divides his time between Connecticut and Arizona.

Praise For…


"As good an introduction to Philip Caputo as one can find." - The New York Times Book Review

"Breathtaking... a tour de force of impassioned prose." - Baltimore Sun

"Caputo is a splendid muscular storyteller... Exiles is remarkable and often harrowing." - Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Extraordinary... a kaleidoscope made up of nothing but exiles." - The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679768388
ISBN-10: 0679768386
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: May 26th, 1998
Pages: 353
Language: English