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the power of memory,
This review is from: The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam (Paperback)
It's Wilfred Owen reincarnated in a prose that is at once a searing recount of the inhumanity of mass violence and a tale of redemption and reappropriation of the collective self against the madness of war. The seemingly tortured narrative flow mirrors the author's own pain in his attempts to come to terms with the loss war visits on its victims. The book is a poignant universal call to end, once and for all, the dark clouds of machine gun fire.