9780312674441

The Lotus Eaters A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312674441

  • ISBN10:

    0312674449

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/21/2010
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Summary

In the final days of a falling Saigon, The Lotus Eaters unfolds the story of three remarkable photographers brought together under the impossible umbrella of war: Helen Adams, a once-naïve ingénue whose ambition conflicts with her desire over the course of the fighting; Linh, the mysterious Vietnamese man who loves her, but is torn between conflicting loyalties to his homeland and his heart; and Sam Darrow, a man addicted to the narcotic of violence, to his intoxicating affair with Helen and to the ever-increasing danger of his job. All three become transformed by the conflict they have risked everything to record.

In this much-heralded debut, Tatjana Soli creates a searing portrait of three souls trapped by their impossible passions, contrasting the wrenching horror of combat and the treachery of obsession with the redemptive power of love."A haunting debut novel…quietly mesmerizing…" -Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Devastatingly awesome…It's one of those books that I didn't want to put down — I resented everything else that I needed to do in my life, because I didn't want to stop reading it.”- Nancy Pearl, NPR

“35 years after the fall of Saigon, Soli’s entrancing debut brings you close enough to feel a part of it." -People

"A haunting world of war, betrayal, courage, obsession, and love." -Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

"You must read The Lotus Eaters, Tatjana Soli’s beautiful and harrowing new novel. Its characters are unforgettable.” -Richard Russo, author of That Old Cape Magic

"The very steam from Vietnam's jungles seems to rise from the pages of Tatjana Soli's tremendously evocative debut…A beautiful book." -Janice Y. K. Lee, author of The Piano Teacher

Author Biography

Tatjana Soli's short stories have been widely published and twice cited in the 100 Distinguished Stories in Best American Short Stories and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Orange County, California. This is her debut novel.

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"A haunting debut novel…quietly mesmerizing…" --Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Devastatingly awesome…It's one of those books that I didn't want to put down — I resented everything else that I needed to do in my life, because I didn't want to stop reading it.”-- Nancy Pearl, NPR

“35 years after the fall of Saigon, Soli’s entrancing debut brings you close enough to feel a part of it." --People

"A haunting world of war, betrayal, courage, obsession, and love." --Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

"You must read The Lotus Eaters, Tatjana Soli’s beautiful and harrowing new novel. Its characters are unforgettable.” --Richard Russo, author of That Old Cape Magic

"The very steam from Vietnam's jungles seems to rise from the pages of Tatjana Soli's tremendously evocative debut…A beautiful book." --Janice Y. K. Lee, author of The Piano Teacher

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The Lotus Eaters April 30, 2011
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The author presents a realistic picture of the war for those of us who remember the daily dose of combat news we received over our morning coffee. Her word pictures of the country give us the feeling of being there. She also shows the fascination the war brings to those whose lives are entwined with war. I highly recommend this book highly for those of us who remember the war as well as for those who are interested in beginning to discover what all the fuss was about. I received this rental textbook within days. Seller was good, I give my highest recommendation.
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