Lost in Vietnam: AWOL in Southeast Asia

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Larry Craig

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Larry Ryan is awaiting court martial thirty miles South of Saigon in Ben Luc . There he meets the adorable little Commie, Muy Ba. She kidnaps him and they fall in love while on the Pineapple Boat headed for Singapore. They marry and end up working in Chicago with the Weatherman against the war.



Short Summary

Larry Ryan is AWOL in Saigon with a beautiful blond German on his arm when he runs into his first sargent and brigade commander near the PX. While pending court martial in Ben Luc thirty miles south of Saigon in the Mekong Delta, he is kidnapped by Muy Ba and her father General Giap.

The war ends and Larry Ryan is cured of his sex addition. He and Muy Ba visit Hanoi to show off the grandchildren.


Vietnam, San Francisco, Chicago

Based on a True Story


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Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Larry Ryan

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Educated,Honorable,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Muy Ba

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Faithful,Charming,Sexy,Skillful,Sophisticated

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Development Pitch

The kidnapping of this fine young soldier and his trip down the Mekong River in the amazing Pineapple Boat is the perfect setting for romance. And, sure enough, under the watchful eye of the General Giap, Muy Ba's father Larry Ryan and Muy Ba do fall in love and get married. A visit to a bookstore in San Francisco provides the setting for Ryan's sex education as two lesbian Unitarians counsel him. In Chicago the pair teams with Bill Ayers and the Weatherman to help end the war against Vietnam.

About The Author

Larry Craig grew up in Gary Indiana where he attended Calumet Technical High School . He earned a masters degree in early childhood education from Governors State University. After teaching first grade he became a marketing executive at Siemens Medical Systems.

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,35-54,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self-published

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available