Western Contingent (American Literature) (Paperback)

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Loosely based on events that occurred during the Chinese Civil War, The Western Contingent follows a group of forty-eight young men who unexpectedly find themselves recruited for a mysterious mission deemed vital to their country's future prosperity. After undergoing a brief period of training and indoctrination, the peasants-cum-soldiers leave their hometown of Luan hungry for their first taste of combat. Doubt, however, soon sets in. Their colonel shows signs of mental instability, the people they're supposedly fighting for treat them with indifference, and the purpose of their mission, as they continue marching west, only becomes more and more unclear. Anderson's debut novel introduces readers to a writer of lucid, hallucinatory prose worthy of comparison with Roberto Bola o, Cormac McCarthy, and Jos Saramago.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781628972825
ISBN-10: 1628972823
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2019
Pages: 108
Language: English
Series: American Literature