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Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora.
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Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora.

By Andrew Lam.

Berkeley, CA Heyday Books, 2005. Paperback First Edition Thus (2005), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (2005), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of any creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches). xv, 140 pages Foreward by Richard Rodriguez. Eight page section of duotone photographs. Language: English. Weight: 8.5 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$14.70

Buffalo Afternoon.
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Buffalo Afternoon.

By Susan Fromberg Schaeffer.

New York, NY Ballantine Books: Ivy , 1990. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus [1990], so stated. First Edition Thus [1990], so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows very mild rubbing to the rear panel else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear. Bright and Clean. Appears unread. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.9 x 4.2 x 1.15 inches). 562 pages. Language: English. Weight: 9.5 ounces. First Edition [1990], so stated. Mass Market Paperback.

$15.68

Understanding Vietnam.

By Neil L. Jamieson .

Berkeley, CA University of California Press: A Philip E. Lilienthal Book , 1993. Hardcover First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows just a hint of rubbing - or perhaps discoloration - at the bottom edge of both boards, near the corner tip; very mild bumping to the front corner tips; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses. notations, marks, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows very light wear to the outside edges and corner tips; unclipped; mylar-protected. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.25 x 1.2 inches). 428 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 9.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$29.40

Continental Drift.

By James D. Houston.

New York, NY Knopf, 1978. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use; some very faint foxing to both. Book shows light wear to extremities; slight spine lean; faint rubbing and soiling; binding remains secure; text clean. DJ shows similar rubbing and soiling; price intact. Remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 337pp. Hardback with DJ. The San Andreas Fault is both a real and a metaphorical player in this novel of northern California in the early 70s. Set on a ranch near Monterey Bay, it explores relationships in a family jarred by the return of a son from Vietnam, almost whole but shaken and confused. His return coincides with a series of bizarre killings that panic the community--a reminder that in the legendary land of promise abundant possibilities and agents of destruction live side by side.

$5.29

The Prisoners of Quai Dong.

By Victor Kolpacoff.

New York, NY New American Library: Signet, 1968. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use; two tiny dings at lower front hinge; very faint crease at lower front corner; pages tanned with age; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to sheen of wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains a handsome copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 12mo. 160pp. Mass Market Paperback. The Prisoners of Quai Dong has faded into obscurity as has its author, Victor Kolpacoff. In the late 1960s it received critical success. It was Kolpacoff`s first of two novels. The Prisoners is about the torture of a Vietnamese youth suscepted of aiding the Vietcong and found with weaponry. The novel`s protagonist, Krieger,is a court-martialed lieutenant serving time in a military prison for disobeying an order to engage in an ambuse apparently for conscientious reasons. Krieger is summoned to a shack near the prison to assist in an interrogation of the youth because Krieger has a working knowledge of Vietnamese. Krieger is repelled by the method used to extract information through torture. But gradually Krieger is drawn as a enabler and rewarded. What is extraordinary about reading Prisoners today is its presage of Abu Ghraib and its ilk in this time. The novel speaks in sensitive tone to the dilemma of the moral man attempting to resist the immoral demand of war and ultimately being captured by it. Kolpacoff`s style is spare and never sentimental. The scenes of torture are tough to read. The author wants us to confront evil the hard way. In sum, I echo the 1968 reviewers-a masterpiece.

$8.23

Surfing to Saigon: A Personal Combat Memior of a Surfer in Vietnam.

By Patrick Farley.

Santa Cruz, CA Ranger Publications , 1994. Paperback Reprint Edition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the back side of the front end paper. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of foxing at outside edges; mildest rubbing; else flawless. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 208pp. Reprint edition; formerly entitled "Changes: Eighteen and There". Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$28.22

Surfing to Saigon: A Personal Combat Memior of a Surfer in Vietnam.

By Patrick Farley.

Santa Cruz, CA Ranger Publications , 1994. Paperback Reprint Edition. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the inside of the front cover. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; outside edges show some faint smudges; dampstain at upper corner of page block, which penetrates perhaps a sixteenth inch for a few pages; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 208pp. Reprint edition; formerly entitled "Changes: Eighteen and There". Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$16.27

Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations [Three Volume Set in Slipcase].

By Gunnar Myrdal.

New York, NY Random House: Pantheon Books, 1968. Paperback First Edition Thus [1968]; First Printing stated. First Edition Thus [1968]; First Printing stated. Near Fine in Wraps: First two volumes show some very faint creasing at backstrip; volumes show creases at spine; all volumes show faint rubbing and very minor wear to extremities; all bindings show the slightest spine lean, but remains quite secure; texts clean. Overall, close to 'As New'. Slipcase about VG, showing wear to extremities; starting to split at corners. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 2284pp. Three Volume Paperback Set in Slipcase.

$19.60

The House of Love: Life in a Vietnamese Hospital.

By Susan Terry.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Lansdowne Press, 1966. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. Book shows light wear to extremities; slight spine lean; faint rubbing and soiling; former owner's address label at front free endpaper; binding remains secure; text clean. DJ shows similar rubbing and soiling; moderate wear to extremities; minor chip loss at corner tips and head/heel of backstrip; price intact; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. xiv+248pp. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles at backstrip. 16 full page b&w plates. Hardback with DJ. Author's story of her year spent with an Australian medical team in Vietnam - October 1964 to November 1965.

$29.40