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THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN

Stegner, Wallace

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ISBN 10: 0803291442 / ISBN 13: 9780803291447
Editorial: Hammond, Hammond & Co., London, UK, 1983
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Maroon boards/NF w/fading to spine. DJ/None. Copy. Semi-autobiographical novel, and first major work of Iowa-born writer, novelist and teacher Wallace Stegner (1909 - 1993). Oft quoted for saying the agenda of fiction is to tell the truth, this novel set in the trying times of early 20th century America, preoccupied with realism. Protangonist Bo Mason, with family in tow, drifts from town to town on the West Coast in search of the big, rock candy mountain where blue birds sings while sparkling lemonade gushes forth from springs --- the elusiveness of Arcadia feeds tension, as wells as self and mutual abuse within the family. A portrait of a family beset by economic woes. N° de ref. de la librería 011328

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Título: THE BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN

Editorial: Hammond, Hammond & Co., London, UK

Año de publicación: 1983

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: First British Edition, 2nd Printing

Tipo de libro: First British Edition

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[MP3CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.]

[Read by Mark Bramhall]

Bo Mason, his wife, and his two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks his fortune in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running throughout the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest.

Based largely on his own childhood, Stegner has created a masterful, harrowing saga of a family trying to survive during the lean years of the early twentieth century. It is the conflict between the hardscrabble existence and Bo's pursuit of the frontier myth and of the American dream that gives the book such resonance and power.

About the Author:

WALLACE STEGNER (1903-1993) was the author of many books of fiction and non-fiction, including the National Book Award-winning The Spectator Bird (1976) and Crossing to Safety. Angle of Repose won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971.

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