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The Resource R & R, Mark Dapin

R & R, Mark Dapin

Label
R & R
Title
R & R
Statement of responsibility
Mark Dapin
Title variation
  • R & R
  • R and R
  • Rest and recuperation
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Nashville Grant is an American military policeman in the R&R town of Vung Tau, tucked safely behind the front lines of the Vietnam War. Nashville knows how everything works: the army, the enemy, bars, secrets, men and - at least in Vung Tau - women. He's keeping the peace by keeping his head down and making the most of it. His new partner is a tall man from a small town: Shorty, from Bendigo. Shorty knows nothing about anything, and he wishes people would stop mistaking that for stupidity. When another MP shoots a corpse in a brothel, the delicate balance between the military police, South Vietnamese gangsters and the Viet Cong is upset. Nashville and his partner are drawn into the heart of the matter by their violent colleague Sergeant Caution, the obsequious landlord Moreau, the improbable entrepreneur Izzy Berger and the mysterious, omnipotent Mamasan. Events begin to force the pair to uphold the law and perhaps - ultimately, unwillingly - to take it into their own hands. Written with a brilliant, concise wit and brutal, uncompromising insight, R&R is a startlingly original portrait of men and war in the twilight zone behind the front, a searing study of the violence that we do to others, and ourselves
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dapin, Mark
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Brothels
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Detective and mystery stories
Label
R & R, Mark Dapin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Penguin Random House Australia" -- verso t.p
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054446570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780670078202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908333728
Label
R & R, Mark Dapin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Penguin Random House Australia" -- verso t.p
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054446570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780670078202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908333728

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