Harry Brown

A Walk in the Sun

(This Edition Published)

Main Details
Author Harry Brown
Publisher Critic's Choice Paperbacks
This Edition Published
Identifying Codes
ISBN 10 0931773210
ISBN 13 978-0931773211
Format Mass-Market Paperback
Publication Location New York, New York, USA
Page Count 187 pages
Language English
Notes With A Walk in the Sun, Harry Brown tells an understated yet gripping and realistic tale of the randomness and impersonal nature of combat. In the Allied landings at Salerno on the Italian peninsula during World War II, a fictional platoon loses its lieutenant and senior sergeant to enemy fire, regroups inland to decide what to do, and soon loses its next-senior NCO to battle fatigue. This short but intense novel follows the remaining members of the platoon as they attempt to ascertain their mission and carry it out based on the only guide they have, a map found on the lieutenant’s body. The day unfolds from there—as simple as a walk in the sun, as simple, really, as war sometimes is. Some make it, some don’t, and those who don’t aren’t always dead. Brown’s spare narration echoes the gritty realities his characters face and provides an unflinching portrayal of the uncertainty of war.


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