Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
Tree of Smoke is about a man named Skip Sands who joins the CIA in 1965, and begins working in Vietnam during the American involvement there. The time frame of the novel is from 1963 to 1970, with a coda set in 1983.
The 1354th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 94th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
- - National Book Award - Fiction (National Book Foundation)