R&R

R&R

By  Mark Dapin

John 'Nashville' Grant is an American military policeman in the R&R town of Vung Tau, tucked safely behind the front lines of the Vietnam War. Nashville knows how everything works: the army, the enemy, bars, secrets, men and women.

John 'Nashville' Grant is an American military policeman in the R&R town of Vung Tau, tucked safely behind the front lines of the Vietnam War. Nashville knows how everything works: the army, the enemy, bars, secrets, men and women. He's keeping the peace by keeping his head down and making the most of it.

His new partner is a tall man from a small town: Shorty, from Bendigo. Shorty knows nothing about anything, and he wishes people would stop mistaking that for stupidity.

When another MP shoots a corpse in a brothel, the delicate balance between the military police, South Vietnamese gangsters and the Viet Cong is upset. Nashville and his partner are drawn into the heart of the matter by their violent colleague Sergeant Caution, the obsequious landlord Moreau, the improbable entrepreneur Izzy Berger and the mysterious, omnipotent Mamasan. Events begin to force the pair to uphold the law and eventually to take it into their own hands.

'Mark Dapin is a true original.' Christos Tsiolkas

'Forget whatever film you've seen or book you've ever read about Vietnam because Mark Dapin's R&R will blow your mind away. Apocalypse Now meets Good Morning Vietnam, R&R is hilarious, poignant and incredibly powerful. Believe you me, this is a bloody masterpiece.' Rob Minshull, ABC Queensland

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Trade Paperback

9780670078202

July 29, 2015

Viking (AU Adult)

RRP $32.99

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EBook

9781743485613

July 29, 2015

Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

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Awards & Recognition

2016

Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime

Shortlisted