Dirty Work

Dirty Work

A Novel

Book - 1989 | First edition
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Workman Press.
Dirty Work is the story of two men, strangers—one white, the other black. Both were born and raised in Mississippi. Both fought in Vietnam. Both were gravely wounded. Now, twenty-two years later, the two men lie in adjacent beds in a VA hospital.Over the course of a day and a night, Walter James and Braiden Chaney talk of memories, of passions, of fate.

With great vision, humor, and courage, Brown writes mostly about love in a story about the waste of war.

Baker & Taylor
Looks at the world through the eyes of Walter Brown, a fireman in Oxford, Mississippi, as he reminisces about his youth.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1989
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780945575207
Branch Call Number: Fiction Brown
Characteristics: 236 pages ; 23 cm


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Jul 06, 2015

A good book about the horrible consequences of the Vietnam war to human lives. A good view at lives in "cotton" country.
The book also raises the question of the quality of life.


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