Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien

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This complex novel is set during the Vietnam War and is told from the point of view of the protagonist, Paul Berlin. The story traces the events that ensue after Cacciato, a member of Berlin's squad, decides to go AWOL by walking from Vietnam to France, through Asia. Cacciato, an Italian word pronounced "cah-chyah-to" means "hunted"/"caught" in Italian.

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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)
  2. - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)
  3. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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