The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff

Set in an army base in Washington during the Vietnam War, this book follows three young paratroopers who are trying to navigate their way through the complexities of war, manhood, and their personal lives. Their experience is further complicated by a series of thefts happening in the barracks, causing suspicion and tension among the soldiers. The novel explores themes of camaraderie, betrayal, and the loss of innocence in a war-torn era.

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