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Three Short Novels
An omnibus of novels by

With Exiles, his first collection of shorter fiction, the author of the universally acclaimed, best-selling memoir A Rumor of War ("It will make the strongest among us weep",  wrote John Gregory Dunne) sends the reader on a tripartite adventure.

First to suburban Connecticut, where a young blue-collar man on the way to his mother's funeral falls in with an upper-crust couple who lavish attention on him and pull him into unexpected dilemmas.

Then to Australia's Torres Strait, where a charismatic but troublesome stranger washes ashore into the thick of a struggle for a tiny island's very identity.

Then to Vietnam--vintage Caputo territory--where a squad of misfits plunge deep into the jungle in search of the body of their mess sergeant, who has been carried off by a tiger.

No matter the backdrop, Philip Caputo's ear for the vernacular is unerring, while his interrogation of human nature--of the deceptions we inflict on ourselves and others--is unflinching. Exiles affirms the remarkable range, the freedom from genre, of a writer whose "meditations on the love and hate of war  were hailed by William Styron as "among the most eloquent I have read in modern literature.

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Hardback Editions

January 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: Exiles
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0517353504 / 9780517353509 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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May 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Exiles
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 1417719389 / 9781417719389 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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May 1997 : USA Hardback
Title: Exiles: Three Short Novels
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0679450386 / 9780679450382 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

January 1920 : USA Paperback
Title: Exiles: Three Short Novels (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0679768386 / 9780679768388 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Exiles
Author(s): Philip Caputo

Publisher: Vintage
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