Tree of Smoke

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From the author of “Jesus’ Son” comes this long-awaited follow-up–a National Book Award-winning tale of two American families swept up in the secrets and lies of the Vietnam war.

Tree of Smoke is the story of William “Skip” Sands, CIA–engaged in Psychological Operations against the Vietcong–and the disasters that befall him. It is also the story of the Houston brothers, Bill and James, young men who drift out of the Arizona desert and into a war where the line between disinformation and delusion has blurred away. In the words of Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times, Tree of Smoke is “bound to become one of the classic works of literature produced by that tragic and uncannily familiar war.”