The Lotus Eaters

"Set amid the twin infernos of Cambodia and Vietnam in the early 1970's, The Lotus Eaters draws the reader into a haunting world of war, betrayal, courage, obsession, and love. Tatjana Soli's spare, lucid prose infuses this novel with a dramatic clarity that makes us eyewitnesses to the collapse of two civilizations. More than that, The Lotus Eaters helps us to see and hear and feel the terrible human costs of that conflagration." 

   —Tim O'Brien, National Book Award-winning    

        author of The Things They Carried

Winner of James Tait Black Prize

New York Times Notable Book 2010

New York Times Bestseller

LA Times Book Award Finalist


“Quietly mesmerizing . . . tough and lyrical.”

—Janet Maslin, New York Times

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