- Series: Tuttle Classics
- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Original ed. edition (May 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0804813795
- ISBN-13: 978-0804813792
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fires on the Plain (Tuttle Classics) Paperback – December 15, 1989
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The story focuses on the gradual and permanent removal from society of Private Tamura. Slowly but surely, his ties to society are severed. Tamura, an intelligent and decent man, is thus completely alone in a war zone. He doesn't have a reason to die, so he stumbles about the Philippine countryside in search of food. While searching for sustenance, he must avoid both the local people and American soldiers. During his trials, Tamura carries on an internal dialog on his situation, which reads like a treatise on the existence of God. The imagery is poetic and horrifying, a portrait of a man's descent into hell. Haunting and powerful.