Knife Song Korea

A Novel

Richard Selzer
eISBN-13: 9781438427720

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Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: Literary Fiction category of the "Best Books 2010" Awards sponsored by USA Book News
2009 Editor's Choice Award for Fiction presented by Foreword Magazine

Knife Song Korea chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of Sloane, a young surgeon in the Korean War. Drafted into the army and assigned to an artillery unit in a remote rural area on the edges of the war, Sloane must cope with harsh living conditions, a brutal workload, and intense feelings of personal isolation. The only doctor for miles, he is called upon to treat not only U.S. military personnel but also the local Korean population, for whom he feels both revulsion and pity. As the strain mounts and the war moves closer, he comes face to face with questions of identity, nationality, and personal honor. Originally written during and shortly after Richard Selzer's own tour of duty in Korea, Knife Song Korea offers a poetic portrayal of a man stretched to his limits and beyond, and the tragic toll war takes on the human psyche.

ISBNs 1438427727, 9781438427621, 9781438427720
Language English