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Cologne No. 10 For Men
by Richard Morris
Binding: Paperback, 214 pages
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
Weight: 0.6 pound
Dimension: H: 0.7 x L: 8.9 x W: 5.8 inches
ISBN 10: 0595424317
ISBN 13: 9780595424313
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'I love the way Wilfred recycles the bodies. That's fabulous stuff with a direct line to Heller's Catch-22 and perfectly captures the insanity of the Vietnam War.'

-Richard Peabody, co-editor of Gargoyle Magazine

Counting bodies in Vietnam. In this earthy war/peace novel, comedy frames grim pictures of war. Morris weaves combat, a love affair, and military satire into a story that is by turns terrifying, gruesome, and mad, and one acted by a memorable cast of characters--grunts and hookers, Vietcong soldiers and spies, heroes and inane officers. It begins on a huge base in the Central Highlands in 1967 where Lieutenant Wilfred Carmenghetti falls in love with Can and smuggles her to a forward firebase. In the field he and his platoon win stunning victories, but spies plot his death, Vietcong soldiers attack the platoon, and Can leaves him. What follows is a surprising and fanciful comedic ending. Cologne No. 10 For Men is a book to make us fear, weep, laugh, and remember.

A soldier in Vietnam invents a uniquely absurd solution to the horrors of war. A relatively naïve Wilfred Carmenghetti comes to the Far East to outmaneuver the draft and save the Western world. A funny and serviceable satire about the gross rationalizations that propel war and peace. --Kirkus Discoveries

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