Monday, May 25, 2009

Kensington Row Bookshop Event - Thursday, June 18


CONTACT: Elisenda Sola-Sole


Kensington Row Bookshop

3786 Howard Ave.

Kensington, MD 20895


Richard Morris author of
Cologne No. 10 For Men

Thursday, June 18
7:30 pm
Kirkus states that in this novel, “A soldier in Vietnam invents a uniquely absurd solution to the horrors of war.…black humor…like Catch-22 or M.A.S.H.…A funny and serviceable satire about the gross rationalizations that propel war and peace."

Cologne No. 10 For Men weaves serious stories: a young rifle platoon leader who falls in love with a Vietnamese girl, whose gung ho spirit wanes in battle, and who is overcome by disillusionment; a heroic black point man torn between his desire to marry the Vietnamese mother of his child and the prospect of racial discrimination against them at home; a chaplain afflicted with PTSD; and a Viet Cong spy who plots against the American troops. Readers call it powerful - how war changes men - and hilarious, zany and wacky: “tactics that foil the army brass,” reliance on body counts to keep score and determine victory, army socialism vs. communism, the necessity for war - to test equipment, and more.

Richard Morris is a Maryland writer. Born in Pittsburgh, he received degrees from Haverford College and Harvard University and was a rifle platoon leader in Vietnam in 1967-68.

Posted by Beth Meyer.

Kensington Row Bookshop
3786 Howard Ave
Kensington MD 20895

Two Floors of Quality Used, Out-of-Print, & Unusual Books
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5
Often open earlier and later.
On Kensington's Historic Antique Row

Poetry Readings last Wed each month 7pm
Storytelling series first Wed each month 7:30pm
See our website for scheduled events: author readings, live music, & more..

Catalan Library of the Fundacio Pauli Bellet open daily
Catalan Language classes offered, please inquire

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