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Books in Brief | Inheriting the War: Poetry & Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees

9/21/2017 • Vietnam Magazine

Inheriting the War: Poetry & Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees, edited by Laren McClung, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017

Edited by award-winning poet Laren McClung, Inheriting the War exposes the toll that the Vietnam War took on soldiers and their families. Fifty years later, through poetry and prose, the stories of veterans, both American and Vietnamese, refugees, and descendants of those who fought are brought together in one collective conversation.

Mapping the effects of Agent Orange, post-war trauma, and displacement, the book engages and confronts America’s most controversial war and attempts to provide closure and comfort to veterans and their descendants alike.    

 

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