Book interview: ‘Pearl of Kuwait’

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(Neal Charnoff) Vermont author Tom Paine first won notice for a book of short stories, and is now celebrating the release of his first novel, “The Pearl of Kuwait.” The book is a comic adventure that takes place during the first Gulf War.

The book’s narrator is a California surfing dude, who teams up with a fellow gung-ho marine, and together they go AWOL behind enemy lines to rescue a Kuwaiti princess, and maybe take the American flag all the way to Baghdad.

To hear the interview, click on the “Listen” icon. Tom Paine teaches at Middlebury College. “The Pearl of Kuwait” is published by Harcourt.

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