Northern Lights (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1975, Tim O'Brien's debut novel demonstrates the emotional complexity and enthralling narrative tension that later earned him the National Book Award. At its core is the relationship between two brothers: one who went to Vietnam and one who stayed at home. As the two brothers struggle against an unexpected blizzard in Minnesota's remote north woods, what they discover about themselves and each other will change both of them for ever.

About the Author

TIM O'BRIEN received the 1979 National Book Award in fiction for "Going After Cacciato." His other works include the Pulitzer finalist and a "New York Times" Book of the Century, "The Things They Carried"; the acclaimed novels "Tomcat in Love" and "Northern Lights"; and the national bestselling memoir "If I Die in a Combat Zone." His novel "In the Lake of the Woods" received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named the best novel of 1994 by "Time." In 2010 he received the Katherine Anne Porter Award for a distinguished lifetime body of work and in 2012 he received the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation. He was awarded the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing in 2013.

Praise For…

"The suspense is spellbinding.. . . What puts this tale above countless others is the care and eloquence of Tim O'Brien."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"Northern Lights is a thrilling story . . . which can be read and enjoyed simply as an adventure story, but digs deeper than that."
--Irish Times

"Gripping and convincing. . . . Northern Lights is an impressive         rst novel."
--Times Literary Supplement

"O'Brien writes superbly, he also has a wonderful ear for ordinary American idiom and the ability to         ne-tune its innate rhythms, cadences, and imagery into an authentic popular poetry."
--The Guardian

"Haunting. . . . Survival, courage, and heroes are examined beautifully and simply."
--Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780767904414
ISBN-10: 0767904419
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 1999
Pages: 372
Language: English