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Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam

Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam

(2003)
A novel by

 
2001 Frankfurt eBook Award Finalist: The year is 1968. Like thousands of other American boys, Carl Melcher is drafted and sent to Vietnam. His new company is infected with the same racial tensions plaguing the nation. Despite that, Carl makes friends on both sides of the color line. The war, like a tiger lurking in the bushes, picks off its victims one by one. Naively over-optimistic, Carl believes that karma and good intentions will save him and his friends. Then fate intervenes to teach Carl something of the meaning of life, and death.

Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam was a finalist at the 2001 Frankfurt eBook Awards, along with works by Joyce Carol Oates and David McCullough.

Recommended by: Library Journal:

"In this fictional account of the Vietnam War, Clayton shuns drama and political issues, detailing instead the minutiae of one soldier's experience. The simple language reflects the identity of an uncertain youth drawn involuntarily into a new and unfamiliar world. ... this novel does reveal Clayton, himself drafted in 1968, to be a reflective and strategic writer."

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam
Author(s): Paul Clayton
ISBN: 0-312-32903-2 / 978-0-312-32903-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam
Author(s): Paul Clayton
ISBN: 1-4681-3099-4 / 978-1-4681-3099-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Carl Melcher Goes To Vietnam
Author(s): Paul Clayton
ISBN: 1-59113-300-9 / 978-1-59113-300-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc.
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam
Author(s): Paul Clayton
Publisher: Self
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam
Author(s): Paul Clayton
Publisher: Self
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam
Author(s): Paul Clayton
Publisher:
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