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Título: Housekeeping-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING
Año de publicación: 1981
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: First Edition.
Very good first printing in very good dustwrapper. The book is square and tight. The pages are unmarked and clean but there is some spotting to the fore edge and top edge of the text block. The dustwrapper has been laminated and selllotaped to the boards. The dustwrapper is complete but the lower corner of the front flap has been folded and sellotaped down. There are no library markings to the text block but there is one 'mock' library accession number taped to the lower section of the spine panel beneath the laminate. This copy was one of a large number of books which were 'mocked up' to look like library books for the film 'The Reader'. The book was purchased from a Berlin bookshop earlier this year and then signed by the author at this year's Edinburgh festival. I can send photographs of the book ( and of Marilynne Robinson signing books at the festival). As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. N° de ref. de la librería 005455
Abandoned by a succession of relatives, orphaned sisters Ruthie and Lucille find themselves in the care of their eccentric aunt Sylvie in their rural home town in Idaho. Ruthie narrates the sisters' story as Lucille moves out into the world and Ruth falls further back into her own family's dark past. Against the stunning backdrop of a bleak wintery landscape in a small desolate town, Marilynne Robinson's first novel is a powerful portrayal of loss, loneliness and the struggle towards adulthood.
In an interview in the Guardian in 2009 after winning the Orange Prize Marilynne Robinson said "It seems to me that the small drama of conversation and thought and reflection, that is so much more individual, so much less clichéd than - I mean when people set out on an adventure, I think 90 times out of 100, they've read about it in a brochure. That's not the part of life that interests me."
Acclaimed on publication as a contemporary classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphans growing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America.
Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sisters' struggle towards adulthood is powerfully portrayed in a novel about loss, loneliness and transience.
'I love and have lived with this book . . . it holds a unique and quiet place among the masterpieces of 20th-century American fiction.' Paul Bailey
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