A Fragile Kingdom

| May 11, 2017

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1968.
On the outskirts of a war torn Vietnamese hamlet, English college dropout Robert Gaze, takes a photograph that will change his life and define his newly forged career as a combat photographer. The subject, a young Marine, has his head in his hands as the body of a young Vietnamese boy lies next to him. Although he is not to know it, his life will be indelibly altered by the photograph.
30 years later, the photographer’s search for the past takes us from 1960s England to the heady atmosphere of late 60s Saigon and finally, back to the idealism and barbarity of the Vietnam War.
This affecting novel examines a conflict that changed the way that war was reported, wars fought, and history recorded. An ambitious and moving account of one man’s journey into his past.

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