Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War

A Novel

eBook - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
It is 1943, and the war has come home to Loring, Mississippi. As German POWs labor in the cotton fields, the local draft board sends boys into uniform, and families receive flags and condolences. But for Dan Timms, just shy of 18, the war is his ticket out of town and away from the ghosts that haunt him. As he peddles goods from a rolling store for his profiteer uncle, Dan tries to understand his friend L.C., a young man who, on account of his skin, feels like a prisoner himself. But one day, Dan spots Marty Stark who has just returned from Italy, mysteriously reassigned to guard the POWs he was once trained to kill. As Dan soon learns, Marty’s war is far from over and threatens to erupt again.


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In a Mississippi farming town at the height of World War II, Dan Timms waits to be drafted into the military, while dealing with his father's recent suicide, the grieving guilt of his mother, the racism of the region that threatens his co-worker L. C., and his friend, Marty Stark, returned from the battlefield to guard the German prisoners who work the local farms. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2005
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
ISBN: 9780307427328
0307427323
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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