A Flag for Sunrise (Vintage International) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.95
  • Save: $4.16 (23%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
A Flag for Sunrise has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by nettextstore
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Books have varying amounts of wear and highlighting. Usually ships within 24 hours in quality packaging. Satisfaction guaranteed. Books have varying amounts of wear, highlighting and may not include CD. Usually ships within 2 business days in quality packaging. Satisfaction guaranteed. This item may not include any CDs, Infotracs, Access cards or other supplementary material. May also not indude dust jacket. Satisfaction guaranteed! Before leaving negitive feedback please contact us.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Flag for Sunrise Paperback – March 10, 1992


See all 23 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.79
$9.82 $2.59
Audio CD
"Please retry"
$28.92
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$46.00

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.


Frequently Bought Together

A Flag for Sunrise + Dog Soldiers + A Hall of Mirrors
Price for all three: $46.00

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (March 10, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679737626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679737629
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

'Destined to be one of the books that will justify our time at the bar of literary history' New Republic 'Hold on to your tricorn hat, or your cruciform, or your Uzi ... Mr Stone kicks the brain around; we live in heresy; Satan prevails. A Flag for Sunrise is the best novel I've read since Dostoevsky escaped from Omsk' New York Times 'An ambitious adventure story about modern imperialism and modern morality ... an action novel well garnished with scraps of wisdom and observation; Graham Greene and Hemingway are this book's tutelary gods' Sunday Times 'Stone is his own man, indentured to nobody in his ability to play on our nerves ... it is now clear that Stone is the strongest novelist of the post-Vietnam era' Newsweek

From the Publisher

Narrator Information: Stephen Lang's television credits include recreating his stage role of Happy opposite Dustin Hoffman's Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman; portraying the legendary star in Babe Ruth; and playing the role of a man struggling with an evil force in The Possession of Michael D. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

Also,like Boll, Stone doesnt like happy endings[knowing that there are few, at least now}.
A. Hogan
There is genre fiction, and there is fiction that transcends genre and which stands distinctive as a work of literature.
welsh
Stone tackles the great topic of our times - the disparity between haves and have nots - and transcends it.
Matthew L. Norman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By welsh on January 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
The problem with political thrillers is that they often become clliche and predictable. There is often a desire, either by the author or the industry, to paint these as modern westerns with well-defined good guys and bad guys. Rarely do we get a novel of more disturbing complexity which challenges our notions of morality and suggest a social structure which lead to corruption of values and moral virtue. Only the best take this opportunity for developing a sense of noir, protraying the darkness of human ambition and petty venal sins, that is often missed. John Le Carre is a notable exception who has remained dedicated to his genre. Rarely do novels produces the types of characters that strive to overcome those structures or achieve some victory, or reach a pivitol moment of epiphany. Such greats include Conrad's The Secret Agent, or Greene's Quiet American. To these one should add Stone's A Flag for Sunrise. There is genre fiction, and there is fiction that transcends genre and which stands distinctive as a work of literature. This definitely falls in the later category.

A Flag for Sunrise brings us back to the 1970s and 1980s, where America is fighting a war against communism along it's southern periphery, the backyard of Central America. It is a period often forgotten or glossed over by modern Americans who think of this period as that time when Reagan won his war against Communism. Stone brings us back and cuts out a small story within a bigger story- of a pair of missionaries holding out on a small beach in some fictional South American country, as the world around them falls to the chaos of revolution and a coming apocalypse.

One of Stone's strengths is capturing the sense of hollowness of the Post Vietnam Era.
Read more ›
6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Luan Gaines HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 22, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
The incendiary hint of Revolution simmers on the surface of a South American country beset by poverty and the all-consuming appetite of corporate gluttony. The rolling green hills and sparkling beaches of Tecan are perfect for exploitation. The land is already littered with an assortment of "investors" jockeying for inside information. Revolution spells opportunity, out with the old regime, in with the new, and a tidy profit to be made along the way. The only question is whether to "run with the Rabbit or hunt with the Hare?"
Saints and sinners compete in this Third World nightmare, each with a different agenda. It's an ideological train wreck and the ultimate victims are the disenfranchised. The name of the game is greed and the players are the usual: privately owned corporations, interested governments, a militia trained to fight insurrection, various criminals, religious zealots and a panoply of hired spies and assorted operatives. Our personal guide is Frank Holliwell, an American anthropologist with "Company" ties from his days in Vietnam, visiting the region ostensibly to give a lecture. Holliwell becomes one more pawn in a dangerous game with incredibly high stakes.
In the final act, no one is who he seems in this Darwinian struggle for dominance. The common people are disposable, the cause is mutable and the quality of civilization a casualty of events. Enter at your own risk, this is Robert Stone at his best. But know this: you step into chaos in this novel (with no separate chapters) that jolts from one state of anxiety to another, watching over your shoulder at every turn.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A. Hogan VINE VOICE on March 16, 2001
Format: Paperback
Robet Stone has always been a novelst of PLACE. Whether in New Orleans,{HAll of Mirrors},Vietnam and the southwest{dog soldiers},or later Jerusalem{Damascus Gate},he inhabits these places as if he were a lifer. IN a FLAG FOR SUNRISE, his finest work to date, he inevnts a claustrophobic,insane CIA crazed counrty,TECAN.A Graham Greene novel written by a close to the edge survivor,this is a complex political religious thriller. There are some chilling moments early on, a whiskey priest{not a very rare breed, in fiction }a radical nun, a reptillian colonel,a cia agent, his latin american contact, a drug smuggler and his wife[bored, they do this for kicks] a psycopathic meth-amphetamine addict,all cross paths and slowly,slowly they come together. Stone along with Heinrich Boll inhabits the same area in fiction, at least for me: morally compromised people, thrown by situation,fate or grace into out of control situations.Also,like Boll, Stone doesnt like happy endings[knowing that there are few, at least now}. This book is a masterpiece of contemporary fiction,one of the better novels of the last 25 years. Stones best to date, a powerful novel filled with potent mix of religion,politics and philosophy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By dinadan26 on July 28, 2003
Format: Paperback
In its setting and background a Flag for Sunrise rests firmly in Graham Greene and Ernest Hemmingway territory - a fictional Central American country run by a right wing military regime. The cast of characters holds few suprises - the whisky priest, the idealistic nun, the american abroad, the sadistic secret policeman, various members of the world intelligence services.
What struck me about a Flag for Sunrise was its uncomprimisingly dark view of the world and the politics that makes it function. A world where all that is important is power and strength and your ability to harness these forces for your own self interest. A world where morals have no place, in fact a place where morals will get you killed, often slowly and painfully.
Yet somehow the book remains rivetting. You know that it is going to end badly for those characters that you like, at times it is difficult to turn the page, but you do anyhow and what happens is often worse than your darkest imaginings. But it is also honest.
This is the second Robert Stone novel that I have read and I am certain that it will not be the last.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


More About the Author

ROBERT STONE is the author of seven novels: A Hall of Mirrors, Dog Soldiers (winner of the National Book Award), A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, Damascus Gate, and Bay of Souls. His story collection, Bear and His Daughter, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and his memoir, Prime Green, was published in 2006.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?