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By Anthony Swofford
(Scribner, Hardcover, 9780743270380, 304pp.)

Publication Date: January 9, 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Compact Disc

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Swofford follows up his bestselling "Jarhead" with an unforgettable first novel--a compelling story about the legacy of a youth spent inside the stark confines of a U.S. Military base in Japan--and the profane, neon netherworld just outside it, where the Japanese underworld lurks.

About the Author

Anthony Swofford served in a U.S. Marine Corps Surveillance and Target Acquisition/Scout-Sniper platoon during the Gulf War. After the war, he was educated at American River College; the University of California, Davis; and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught at the University of Iowa and Lewis and Clark College. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, Men's Journal, The Iowa Review, and other publications. A Michener-Copernicus Fellowship recipient, he lives in New York.

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