Jefferson Book Club Selection for January: Going After Cacciato

Going After Cacciato: A Novel by Tim O’Brien is the January selection for the Jefferson Book Club.

Please take a moment to join or renew your membership for 2012-2013! Members meet every other month to discuss a democratically selected book. Open to all members of the Jefferson community–students, staff and faculty.

“To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales.” So wrote The New York Times of Tim O’Brien’s now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it’s about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all.

Join your colleagues for the next Jefferson Book Club discussion on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in room 200b Scott. All students, faculty, and staff welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Copies available from Jefferson Bookstore at a 15% discount and at Scott Library.

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