Fb2 The Lotus Eaters ePub
by Tatjana Soli
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Author: Tatjana Soli. Tatjana Soli’s haunting debut novel begins where it ought to end. In this quietly mesmerizing book about journalists covering the war in Vietnam, the first glimpses of the place are the most familiar. Americans are in a state of panic as North Vietnamese forces prepare to occupy Saigon.
Those who ate the honeyed fruit of the plant lost any wish to come back and bring us news. we reached the country of the Lotus-eaters, a race that eat the flowery lotus frui. ow these natives had no intention of killing my comrades; what they did was to give them some lotus to taste.
Tatjana Soli spent ten years writing this amazing novel about the Vietnam war and the photojournalists who were obsessed, perhaps even addicted, to the violence and adrenaline of the war. The novel starts in 1975, at the fall of Saigon, and goes backwards to 1965, telling the story of the war and of Helen Adams, Sam Darrow and Linh - the three photographers who worked closely together, side by side.
The Lotus Eaters book. A unique and sweeping debut novel of an American female combat. Tatjana Soli paints a searing portrait of an American woman’s struggle and triumph in Vietnam, a stirring canvas contrasting the wrenching horror of war and the treacherous narcotic of obsession with the redemptive power of love. Readers will be transfixed by this stunning novel of passion, duty and ambition among the ruins of war.
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Tatjana Soli The Lotus Eaters ONE. The Fall TWO. Angkor THREE. A Splendid Little War FOUR. The Ocean of Milk TWENTY. Dong Thanh Author’s Notes General Bibliography Acknowledgments Tatjana Soli. General Bibliography. An Intimate History of Killing. New York: Perseus Books, 1999. Browne, Malcolm W. Muddy Boots and Red Socks: A Reporter’s Life. New York: Random House, 1993.
The Lotus Eaters (2010) is an award-winning novel by Tatjana Soli. It tells the story of an American woman who goes to war-torn Vietnam as a combat photojournalist and finds herself in a love triangle with two men. The novel was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction
tremendously evocative debut, a love story set in the hallucinatory atmosphere of war, described in translucent, fever-dream prose. Janice Y. K. Lee, author of the bestselling THE PIANO TEACHER Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2011 As the fall of Saigon begins in 1975, two lovers make their way through the streets, desperately trying to catch one of the last planes out. Helen Adams, a photojournalist, must leave behind a war she has become addicted to and a devastated country she loves.
The ambivalent heroine of Tatjana Soli’s Vietnam War novel, a photojournalist, ponders whether those who represent war .
The ambivalent heroine of Tatjana Soli’s Vietnam War novel, a photojournalist, ponders whether those who represent war merely replicate the violence. And in Tatjana Soli’s splendid first novel, The Lotus Eaters, a group of Western journalists sip liberated Champagne on the roof of the Caravelle Hotel as they reflect on all that has been lost. For Helen, a veteran photographer who made her name covering the war, the resounding absence of planes and artillery has transformed Saigon into an eerie place of nostalgia and history and failure.