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Housekeeping-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

Robinson, Marilynne

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ISBN 10: 0571117139 / ISBN 13: 9780571117130
Editorial: Faber, 1981
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Signature Firsts (Brecon, Reino Unido)

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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

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Título: Housekeeping-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

Editorial: Faber

Año de publicación: 1981

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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Sinopsis:

"These pocket-sized titles are stunning....They make the perfect stocking stuffers!" - Metro

"Bought together or separately, these fiction titles are ideal stocking stuffers for the literature lover." - USA Today

Newly reissued as a Picador Modern Classic, Marilynne Robinson's brilliant, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning first novel

Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.

For more than twenty years, Picador has been producing beautifully packaged literary fiction and nonfiction books from Manhattan's Flatiron Building. Our Twentieth Anniversary Modern Classics line pairs iconic books - The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse, Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson, and Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson - with a design that's both small enough to fit in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

About the Author:

MARILYNNE ROBINSON is the author of Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Home, winner of the Orange Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award. Housekeeping won the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her nonfiction includes Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, Mother Country, nominated for a National Book Award, and When I Was a Child I Read Books. She teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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