Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien

The novel is a surreal exploration of a young infantryman's experience in the Vietnam War. The protagonist and his squad are tasked with chasing down Cacciato, a fellow soldier who has gone AWOL and is attempting to walk from Vietnam to Paris. The narrative is interspersed with flashbacks and hallucinations, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy as the protagonist grapples with the horrors of war, the concept of courage, and the boundaries of sanity.

The 5418th greatest book of all time


Published
1978
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
336
Words
70,000
Original Language
English

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