Gods Go Begging Author:Alfredo Vea Named one of the Best Books of 1999 by the Los Angeles Times and Winner of the 1999 Bay Area Book Reviewers' Award for FictionFor Vietnam veteran Jesse Pasadoble, now a defense attorney living in San Francisco, the battle still rages: in his memories; in the gang wars erupting on Potrero Hill; and in the recent slaying of two women-one bl... more »ack, one Vietnamese. In seeking justice for the young man accused of the brutal double murder, Jesse must walk with the men who died on another hill . . . men who were his comrades and friends in a war that crossed racial divides. Finding the truth means confronting the ghosts of Vietnam-and the possibility of his own redemption.A novel that makes mesmerizing leaps of imagination as it moves seamlessly between past and present, Gods Go Begging tells an unforgettable story of war and peace, guilt and innocence, suffering and love. "Va is a true artist . . . his rendering of the Vietnam War is thoroughly original."--Los Angeles Times« less
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I have to agree with the Los Angeles Times who named this one of the best books of 1999. It is one of the most hauntingly beautiful books I've ever read. Alfreda Vea seemlesly weaves his story between present day San Francisco and the Vietnam war. I don't want to tell anymore as it might spoil things for the reader!
The Los Angeles Times named this one of the best books of 1999
A novel that makes mesmerizing leaps of imagination and of time and place as it moves seamlessly between past and present. Tells a powerful story of war and peace, guilt and innocence, suffering and love--and of one man's climb toward salvation.