303 pages. An excellent copy and is in fine condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use other than a small stamp that has been blacked out. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: A former military nurse in Vietnam, Scarborough turns here from her humorous fantasies ( The Drastic Dragon of Draco, Texas ) to this mostly realistic novel of Army nurse Kathleen McCulley's coming of age. Her tour of duty at China Beach puts the young woman from Kansas through the usual mixture of empathy for the Vietnamese and anger at the indifference or outright racism of army personnel. The unanticipated twist is a hallucinatory journey through the jungle with a one-legged Vietnamese boy, a battle-seasoned but crazy soldier and a magic amulet given her by a dying holy man. Although its moralizing invites comparison with TV's MASH and Twilight Zone , Scarborough's light, fluid storytelling and the authentic, pungent background keep this novel interesting. Best known for her many collaborations with Anne McCaffrey. Quantity Available: 1. Category: General, War & Military; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780385248280. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002694.