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Novels Tim OBrien: In the Lake of the Woods, Tomcat in Love, Going After Cacciato by Books LLC

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Tim OBrien: In the Lake of the Woods, Tomcat in Love, Going After Cacciato by Books LLC

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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: In the Lake of the Woods, Tomcat in Love, Going After Cacciato.MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: In the Lake of the Woods, Tomcat in Love, Going After Cacciato. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: In the Lake of the Woods (1994) is a novel by Tim OBrien, author of Pulitzer Prize-nominated The Things They Carried. An example of OBriens recurring Vietnam War theme, In the Lake of the Woods follows the struggle of John Wade to deal with a recently failed campaign for the United States Senate. After moving to Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, John discovers one morning that his wife Kathy is missing. Through the use of flashbacks of Johns childhood, college years, and Vietnam experiences, as well as testimony and evidence from affected characters, the novel creatively introduces several hypotheses for the disappearance of Kathy Wade, leaving the decision up to the reader. The main storyline often branches out to flashbacks of significant events in Johns past. Johns childhood is constantly referred to as the advent of his persona, Sorcerer. As a child John was frequently abused verbally and emotionally by his alcoholic father, whom to other children seemed the perfect father. John often visited Karras Studio of Magic, but the only item he bought was the Guillotine of Death, purchased by his father. John was devastated after his fathers death. John and Kathy met and became intimate during their college years, despite the number of secrets harbored between the two. John spied on Kathy, which she was aware of, just as he was aware of her affair with the dentist. When John was deployed to Vietnam, he and Kathy conversed through letters, some of which frightened Kathy. John became deeply absorbed in his identity as Sorcerer. Charlie Company was involved in a massacre of a village, reminiscent of the real-life My Lai mas...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=266184