|Purple Plain, the (1947) [Novel]|
by H. E. Bates
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(From the publisher):
A hell-bent flyer in search of death.
His superiors hated him. His men feared him. None of them knew the terrible secret which was driving the young pilot to take senseless risks in combat. All they knew, as they sweat it out in in the blistering, steaming heat of this isolated Burmese airfield, was that Forrester was acting like a man who wanted to die.
Then Forrester met Anna, an exquisite young Burmese girl. Anna, with her fragile, sensuous Oriental beauty, understood what was wrong with Forrester and she knew how to save him.
And now—when he desperately wanted to live—Forrester's life hung in the balance. Only his own brute courage stood between him and a slow and horrible death in the trackless depths of the jungle.
Original title: The Purple Plain
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ World War II→ General
- Originally serialized in The Saturday Evening Post, Sept. - Oct. 1947