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The Man from Saigon: A Novelby Marti Leimbach
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An enthralling and beautiful new novel about love and allegiance during the Vietnam War, from the author of Daniel Isn't Talking and Dying Young.
It's 1967, and Susan Gifford is one of the first female correspondents on assignment in Saigon, dedicated to her job and passionately in love with an American TV reporter. Son is a Vietnamese photographer anxious to get his work into the American press. Together they cover every aspect of the war from combat missions to the workings of field hospitals. Then one November morning, narrowly escaping death during an ambush, Susan and Son find themselves the prisoners of three Vietcong soldiers who have been separated from their unit.
Now, under constant threat from American air strikes, helpless in the hands of the enemy, they face the daily hardships of the jungle together. As time passes, the bond between Susan and Son deepens, and it becomes increasingly difficult for Son to harbor the secret that could have profound consequences for them both.
One of the first women correspondents on assignment in 1967 Saigon, Susan Gifford teams up with a Vietnamese photographer eager to break into American media and is captured by Vietcong soldiers in the treacherous jungle. By the author of the best-selling Dying Young.
MARTI LEIMBACH is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller Dying Young, which was made into a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, and, most recently, Daniel Isn't Talking. Born in Washington, D.C., she currently lives in England and teaches in Oxford University's creative writing program.
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