Absolution
(Large Print)

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Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2023.
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Large Print
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Large print edition.
ISBN
9798885794794
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453 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Published
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2023.
Edition
Large print edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9798885794794

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Regular print version previously published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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American women - American wives - have been mostly minor characters in the literature of the Vietnam War, but in Absolution they take center stage. Tricia is a shy newlywed, married to a rising attorney on loan to navy intelligence. Charlene is a practiced corporate spouse and mother of three, a beauty and a bully. In Saigon in 1963, the two women form a wary alliance as they balance the era's mandate to be "helpmeets" to their ambitious husbands with their own inchoate impulse to "do good" for the people of Vietnam. Sixty years later, Charlene's daughter, spurred by an encounter with an aging Vietnam vet, reaches out to Tricia. Together, they look back at their time in Saigon, taking wry account of that pivotal year and of Charlene's altruistic machinations, and discovering how their own lives as women on the periphery - of politics, of history, of war, of their husbands' convictions - have been shaped and burdened by the same sort of unintended consequences that followed America's tragic interference in Southeast Asia.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McDermott, A. (2023). Absolution (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McDermott, Alice. 2023. Absolution. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McDermott, Alice. Absolution Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2023.

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McDermott, Alice. Absolution Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2023.

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