Hitchhiking Home from Danang

A Memoir of Vietnam, PTSD and Reclamation

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About the Book

Gerald McCarthy enlisted in the Marines at 17 and volunteered for Vietnam. After the war he went AWOL, then to civilian jails and military brigs and finally to a Navy psychiatric ward, where he witnessed patient attempted suicides. Medically discharged, he returned home to upstate New York and piecework in the shoe factories. Written in two voices—one lucid, one dreamlike—his memoir delivers a jump-cut narrative of his troubled adolescence, his wartime experiences and his struggle to come unstuck from his own life.

About the Author(s)

Poet Gerald A. McCarthy lives in Nyack, New York.

Bibliographic Details

Gerald A. McCarthy
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 15 photos, appendix, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9284-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5044-9
Imprint: McFarland