Coverart for item
The Resource Carry me home, John M. Del Vecchio

Carry me home, John M. Del Vecchio

Label
Carry me home
Title
Carry me home
Statement of responsibility
John M. Del Vecchio
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Rare is the novel that speaks for an entire generation, that captures a pivotal moment in our lives, that sums up an era. Carry Me Home marks just such an accomplishment, an extraordinary achievement in the literature of our time. In his two previous novels, The 13th Valley and For the Sake of All Living Things, John M. Del Vecchio brilliantly established himself as the premier voice of the Viet Nam experience. Now, in a powerful and poignant epic that places Del Vecchio in the top rank of American novelists, he transports the soldiers of that distant war to their final battlefield - the home front
  • High Meadow Farm, in the fertile hill country of central Pennsylvania, would be their salvation. In Viet Nam they had fought side by side, brothers in arms. Now in the face of personal tragedy and bureaucratic deception, they would create a more enduring allegiance, an alliance of the spirit and the soil. This is the remarkable story of their struggle to find each other and themselves, a saga spanning fifteen years - fifteen years lost in a wilderness called America. In 1969 Bobby Wapinski, Tony Piseno, and Ty Blackwell came home to a world that had changed forever - a land of promises unkept, hopes betrayed, dreams deferred and finally destroyed. Confronted by a nation embittered by its "dirty little war," a country that refuses to welcome them back, they discover that nothing is more painful than making peace and remaking lives torn apart. Each in his own way is a casualty of war
  • Ty, who fought for a society that now shuts him out because of the color of his skin, descends into drug addiction and a life on the streets. Tony, haunted by memories of war and subject to fits of rage and despair, finds dubious refuge in a VA hospital. Bobby, unable to reconnect to his roots in the Pennsylvania farm country, runs to California in a reckless pursuit of money, success, and free love. But it is Bobby who will come home first as he embarks on an experiment that will alter the course not only of his own life but that of Ty, Tony, and many others like them. Now his fellow vets are coming home to join him at the community he has built at High Meadow Farm. There they will find common ground, a new code of honor, and the courage and commitment to come to terms with the past and the future
  • In its scope, breadth, and brilliance, Carry Me Home is much more than a novel about Viet Nam and Viet Nam veterans. It is a testament to history and hope, to hometowns and homecomings, to love and loss, to faith and family. It is a novel about two decades in our collective lives and the cleansing of our spirit - an inspiring and unforgettable novel about America itself
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Del Vecchio, John M.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.E4327
LC item number
C37 1995
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Men
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Carry me home, John M. Del Vecchio
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28722875
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 719 pages
Isbn
9780553072242
Lccn
93031585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)28722875
Label
Carry me home, John M. Del Vecchio
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28722875
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 719 pages
Isbn
9780553072242
Lccn
93031585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)28722875

Library Locations

    • CLEVELAND/Main LibraryBorrow it
      325 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH, 44114, US
      41.501174 -81.6917749
Processing Feedback ...