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In Country

In Country is a bestselling 1985 novel by Bobbie Ann Stevens. While she was already known for Shiloh, a book of short stories, In Country provided her with national acclaim and a career as a...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2012, 3:07 am (UTC)

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In Country

Contrary to her father and her uncle, Sam has not directly experienced the Vietnam War. Throughout the novel this is a major source of frustration for her in her attempt to understand what has...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2012, 11:27 am (UTC)

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In Country

Use the following link to find a summary from enotes on all three parts of the novel: http://www.enotes.com/country/13952 Chapters 13-20 are from Part II of the novel.

Latest answer posted May 5, 2007, 11:12 am (UTC)

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Emmett Smith is Sam's uncle and, like her deceased father, he has served in the Vietnam War. The realization that her father and uncle have killed people in Vietnam comes as a shock for Sam who is...

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I think that the inclusion of Springsteen's song helps to provide context to the novel as being on set in the mid 1980s. At the same time, the song itself functions as a way for Sam to try to...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2012, 2:21 am (UTC)

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