Memory and Desire


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Arcade Publishing
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Philip Caputo was born in Chicago in 1941 and educated at Purdue and Loyola Universities. After graduating in 1964, he served in the US Marine Corps for three years, including a sixteen-month tour of duty in Vietnam. In addition to Memory and Desire, he has written seventeen books, among them three memoirs, ten works of fiction, and four of general nonfiction. His first book, A Rumor of War, is considered a classic of war literature. It has been published in fifteen languages and has sold more than 1.5 million copies. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Caputo has written dozens of articles in major magazines, op-ed pieces, and reviews for publications across the United States, including the New York Times, National Geographic, and the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Norwalk, Connecticut, and Patagonia, Arizona.


"With his journalist's eye for detail and his novelist's sensibility for the nuances of human behavior, Philip Caputo has crafted a tour-de-force story of love in the modern world and of mental illness that will resonate with the reader long after its breathtaking finale."
--Madeleine Blais, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of To the New Owners and Queen of the Court

"Caputo's fluid yarn unspools at just the right pace, ultimately knitting together the themes of loyalty, betrayal, unbreakable bonds, and the lingering taste of a long-ago passion."--Booklist
Praise for Philip Caputo:
"Caputo's wisdom runs deep. Few writers have better captured the emotional lives of men."New York Times Book Review, front-page review

"Caputo knows how to set a scene and build tension through detail. . . . His prose is tough-minded but not without compassion, and he brings experience from one part of the world to another."Seattle Times

"A master investigator of the human psyche in the mold of Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Bellow."―Philipp Meyer, author of The Son

"A superb storyteller."--Library Journal

"A master of his craft."Booklist

"An acute observer of human disorder and disarray."Kirkus Reviews