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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1441737138
ISBN-13: 9781441737137
Sku: 213519185
Publish Date: 3/1/2010
Pages:  9
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The Lotus Eaters is a sweeping novel following the story of Helen Adams, an American combat photographer covering the Vietnam War, as she captures the chaos of the conflict on film, breaks into the "man''s world" of war photojournalism, and finds herself torn between the love of two men.
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Helen Adams, a rare female combat photographer during the Vietnam War, comes under the wing of grizzled Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Sam Darrow, and finds herself becoming romantically drawn towards Darrow's Vietnamese assistant, Linh. Over the course of twelve chaotic years, the three characters will struggle with their loyalties, their sorrows, and their desires. Tatjana Soli's THE LOTUS EATERS sucks readers into its topsy-turvy world, a place where the aesthetics of art clash with the ethics of humanity, and where traumatized souls can find truth and beauty even while surrounded by carnage and death. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2010.Helen Adams, a rare female combat photographer during the Vietnam War, comes under the wing of grizzled Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Sam Darrow, and finds herself becoming romantically drawn towards Darrow's Vietnamese assistant, Linh. Over the course of twelve chaotic years, the three characters will struggle with their loyalties, their sorrows, and their desires. Tatjana Soli's THE LOTUS EATERS sucks readers into its topsy-turvy world, a place where the aesthetics of art clash with the ethics of humanity, and where traumatized souls can find truth and beauty even while surrounded by carnage and death.

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"Moving and memorable....This is a visceral story about the powerful and complex bonds that war creates. It raises profound questions about professional and personal lives that are based on, and often dependent on, a nation's horrific strife. Graphic but never gratuitous, the gripping, haunting narrative explores the complexity of violence, foreignness, even betrayal." (starred review) 02/15/2010

"Moving and memorable....This is a visceral story about the powerful and complex bonds that war creates. It raises profound questions about professional and personal lives that are based on, and often dependent on, a nation's horrific strife. Graphic but never gratuitous, the gripping, haunting narrative explores the complexity of violence, foreignness, even betrayal." (starred review) 02/15/2010

"[A] haunting debut novel....Each of [the characters] grows and changes in ways that give THE LOTUS EATERS dramatic impact even when [they] become hardened and battle-weary. Ms. Soli has done prodigious research about the Vietnam War, particularly about the role of female war photographers, and so is able to imbue an otherwise deeply romantic book with a strong sense of history." - Janet Maslin 03/28/2010

"[A] haunting debut novel....Each of [the characters] grows and changes in ways that give THE LOTUS EATERS dramatic impact even when [they] become hardened and battle-weary. Ms. Soli has done prodigious research about the Vietnam War, particularly about the role of female war photographers, and so is able to imbue an otherwise deeply romantic book with a strong sense of history." - Janet Maslin 03/28/2010

"[S]plendid....Soli portrays [her] love stories so thoughtfully, and with such care, that they take precedence over the fireworks of battle. In this novel, love eclipses war, at least momentarily." - Danielle Trussoni 04/04/2010

"[S]plendid....Soli portrays [her] love stories so thoughtfully, and with such care, that they take precedence over the fireworks of battle. In this novel, love eclipses war, at least momentarily." - Danielle Trussoni 04/04/2010

"The Vietnam conflict has receded into the history books, but THE LOTUS EATERS feels pulled from today's headlines, full of meaning for readers whose country is once again sending men and women to the battlefields, both to fight and to document that fighting." - Masha Hamilton 04/03/2010

"The Vietnam conflict has receded into the history books, but THE LOTUS EATERS feels pulled from today's headlines, full of meaning for readers whose country is once again sending men and women to the battlefields, both to fight and to document that fighting." - Masha Hamilton 04/03/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   9
Product attributePublisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
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