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Going All the Way

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Two friends return home from the Korean War to find their world-and themselves-irrevocably altered in this novel hailed by Kurt V... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Two friends return home from the Korean War to find their world-and themselves-irrevocably altered in this novel hailed by Kurt Vonnegut as "gruesomely accurate and enchanting" and "wildly sexy" Willard "Sonny" Burns and Tom "Gunner" Casselman, Korean War vets and former classmates, reunite on the train ride home to Indianapolis. Despite their shared history, the two young men could not be more different: Sonny had been an introverted, bookish student, whereas Gunner had been the consummate Casanova and athlete-and a popular source of macho pride throughout the high school. Reunited by the pains of war, they go in search of finding love, rebuilding their lives, and shedding the repressive expectations of their families. As Sonny and Gunner seek their true passions, the stage is set for a wounded, gripping account of disillusionment and self-discovery as seen through the lens of the conservative Midwest in the summer of 1954. Rendered in honest prose, national bestseller Going All the Way expertly and astutely captures the joys and struggles of working-class Middle America, and the risks of challenging the status quo. Author Dan Wakefield crafts this enduring coming-of-age tale with fluidity, grace, and deep humanity.



Autorentext

Dan Wakefield (b. 1932) is the author of the bestselling novels Going All the Way and Starting Over, which were both adapted into feature films. His memoirs include New York in the Fifties, which was made into a documentary film of the same name, and Returning: A Spiritual Journey, praised by Bill Moyers as "one of the most important memoirs of the spirit I have ever read." Wakefield created the NBC prime time series James at 15, and wrote the screenplay for Going All the Way, starring Ben Affleck. He edited and wrote the introduction for Kurt Vonnegut Letters as well as If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Vonnegut's Advice to the Young. Visit Wakefield online at and .



Zusammenfassung
Two friends return home from the Korean War to find their worldand themselvesirrevocably altered in this novel hailed by Kurt Vonnegut as "gruesomely accurate and enchanting and "wildly sexy Willard "Sonny Burns and Tom "Gunner Casselman, Korean War vets and former classmates, reunite on the train ride home to Indianapolis. Despite their shared history, the two young men could not be more different: Sonny had been an introverted, bookish student, whereas Gunner had been the consummate Casanova and athleteand a popular source of macho pride throughout the high school. Reunited by the pains of war, they go in search of finding love, rebuilding their lives, and shedding the repressive expectations of their families. As Sonny and Gunner seek their true passions, the stage is set for a wounded, gripping account of disillusionment and self-discovery as seen through the lens of the conservative Midwest in the summer of 1954. Rendered in honest prose, national bestseller Going All the Way expertly and astutely captures the joys and struggles of working-class Middle America, and the risks of challenging the status quo. Author Dan Wakefield crafts this enduring coming-of-age tale with fluidity, grace, and deep humanity.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Going All the Way
Untertitel: A Novel
Autor:
EAN: 9781504026208
ISBN: 978-1-5040-2620-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Open Road Integrated Media
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 307
Veröffentlichung: 09.02.2016
Jahr: 2016
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.0 MB