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An enthralling and beautiful new novel about love and allegiance during the Vietnam War, from the author of Daniel Isn't Talking and Dying Young.

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It's 1967, and Susan Gifford is one of the first female correspondents on assignment in Saigon. She is dedicated to her job and passionately in love with an American TV reporter. Son is a Vietnamese photographer anxious to get his work into the American press. Together they cover every aspect of the war, from combat missions to the workings of field hospitals. Then one November morning, narrowly escaping death during an ambush, Susan and Son find themselves the prisoners of three Vietcong soldiers who have been separated from their unit.

Now, under constant threat from American air strikes and helpless in the hands of the enemy, they face the daily hardships of the jungle together. As time passes, the bond between Susan and Son deepens, and it becomes increasingly difficult for Son to harbor the secret that could have profound consequences for them both.

"Susan Ericksen's forceful reading perfectly conveys this novel: the oppressive heat and humidity of its setting---1967 Vietnam, the relentless tension of its plot, and the ongoing stress of its three war-beset characters." ---AudioFile

"Leimbach masterfully conjures the hothouse atmosphere of foreign correspondents in Saigon in the late 1960s.... A solid addition to the literature of an endlessly reconsidered conflict." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"There is something familiar, almost reassuringly so, about the elements of this fast-paced, vividly descriptive novel." ---The New York Times
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The Man from Saigon

A Novel

Author Marti Leimbach

Narrated by Susan Ericksen

Publication date Mar 16, 2010

Running time 16 hrs

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