A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, THE THINGS THEY CARRIED is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination and the redemptive power of storytelling.
THE THINGS THEY CARRIED depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O'Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of 43.
Taught everywhere --- from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing --- it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing.
THE THINGS THEY CARRIED: Twentieth Anniversary Edition © Copyright 2011 by Tim O'Brien. Reprinted with permission by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.