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Shopping Cart Soldiers is a modern day Odyssean tale of the atrocities of war and its even more appalling aftermath. Set against the brutal realities of the conflict in Vietnam, John Mulligan tells the story of Finn MacDonald, an eighteen-year-old boy who is drafted soon after he emigrates with his family from Scotland. Upon returning from Vietnam, Finn is plagued by the terrible memories of all he has seen and is pushed into a haze of self-destructive behavior that tests his will to survive. Shopping Cart Soldiers chronicles Finn's painful and remarkable journey — and his triumphant path to spiritual renewal and recovery.

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This stunning, internationally acclaimed first novel of the Vietnam War and its shattering aftermath recounts the private horrors of a Scottish immigrant who is drafted into the army shortly after his family arrives in the United States.

About the Author

John Mulligan was born in Kirkintilloch, Scotland, in 1950, into a home with ten children. After his family emigrated to the U.S., Mulligan enlisted in the Air Force. Within weeks of turning 18 and while still a British citizen, he was on his way to combat in Vietnam. On his return to San Francisco after his tour of duty, he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and was homeless for more than ten years. During his recovery from alcoholism, Mulligan attended a veteran's workshop run by the celebrated author Maxine Hong Kingston, who recognized his extraordinary talent and helped him edit the manuscript of Shopping Cart Soldiers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684856056
Author:
Mulligan, John
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
War
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Alcoholics
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Men's Adventure
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Scottish americans
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Homeless veterans
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
EPA-650/2-74-081
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 10.325 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This stunning, internationally acclaimed first novel of the Vietnam War and its shattering aftermath recounts the private horrors of a Scottish immigrant who is drafted into the army shortly after his family arrives in the United States.
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