The healer's war / Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.
Author: Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1988.
ISBN: 0385248288 (cloth)
Description: 303 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Fiction.
Notes: "A Foundation book."
Summary: A former military nurse in Vietnam, Scarborough here presents a 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.