Going After Cacciato

Genre: Fiction

Going After Cacciato

Performed by:
Kevin T. Collins

'To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales.'So wrote the New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars.In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 12 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Author
Tim O'Brien

Biography:
Tim O'Brien received the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato. Among his other books are Tomcat in Love, If I Die in a Combat Zone, July, July, and In the Lake of the Woods, which received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named the best novel of 1994 by Time. O'Brien lives in Austin, Texas.
Narrator
Kevin T. Collins

Biography:
Kevin T. Collins has appeared Off-Broadway, on TV in Law & Order and several daytime dramas, and in feature films including Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. Kevin works extensively in the anime world as a voice-actor, has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is also a singer/songwriter. www.kevintcollins.com

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