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Brand new, unread copy of first edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page. Mint condition. N° de ref. de la librería A895
Sinopsis: The beloved author of Driftless delves into the heart of rural America in this unforgettable portrait of community. When David Rhodes burst onto the American literary scene in the '70s, he was hailed as "a brilliant visionary" (John Gardner). In Driftless, his "most accomplished work yet" (Joseph Kanon), Rhodes made Words, Wisconsin, resonate with readers across the country. Now with Jewelweed this beloved author returns to the same out-of-the-way community and introduces a cast of characters who must overcome the burdens left by the past. After serving time for a dubious conviction, Blake Bookchester is paroled. As Blake attempts to adjust, he reconnects with Danielle Workhouse, a single mother whose son, Ivan, explores the woods with his precocious friend, August. While Danielle goes to work for Buck and Amy Roebuck in their mansion, Ivan and August befriend Lester Mortal, a recluse who lives in a melon field; a wild boy; and a bat, Milton. These characters -- each flawed, deeply human, and ultimately universal -- approach the future with a combination of hope and trepidation. Jewelweed offers a vision in which the ordinary becomes mythical, the seemingly mundane transformed into revelatory beauty.
Praise for "Driftless"
MILKWEED NATIONAL FICTION PRIZE WINNER
ALL IOWA READS SELECTION 2010
"Reminiscent of Steinbeck...with a little touch of Michener...["Driftless"] offers deep philosophical and meditative asides."
--Alan Cheuse, on NPR's "All Things Considered"
"David Rhodes' new novel, "Driftless," is reason to celebrate....[He] has not lost one ounce of the mastery for which he was recognized in the first place."
--Kevin Larimer, in a feature on David Rhodes in "Poets & Writers"
""Driftless" is just marvelous."
--Paul Ingram, Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA
"A fast moving story about small town life."
--Jeffrey Trachtenberg, in a feature on David Rhodes in "The Wall Street Journal"
""Driftless" is such a rewarding read--a surely written, patient book about small town life...[It] shares a rhythm with the farming community it documents, and its reflective pace is well-suited to characters who are far more comfortable with hard work than with words....A wry generous book."
--Yvonee Zipp, "The Christian Science Monitor"
"His Robert Alman-esque new novel, "Driftless," marks his triumphant reemergence in the book world after thirty-three years..."
--Kera Bolonik, intro to Q&A with David Rhodes in "BookForum"
"The best work of fiction to come out of the midwest in many years."
""Driftless" has been a long time coming, but definitely worth the wait...vividly imagined, shrewd, and compassionate. He is a master at uncovering the extraordinary lives of seemly ordinary people. The characters of his small town rural town become as mysterious, interconnected, and richly idiosyncratic as the landscape they struggle against and embrace. A wonderful novel."
"This novel shows how rural people deal with a world they can't quite control; it echoes the late 19th century's Naturalism, in that sense. It's a beautiful novel that captures the ess
Early Bookseller Praise for "Jewelweed" and David Rhodes:
"Folks in a small town from ex-prisoner to preacher, outcast boys to the very old, try to get by facing what seem to them to be the imperfections of their character while pursuing their longing for connection to community--community of others and community with themselves. Rhodes masterfully paints their many layered complexity in language so vivid and kind, it nearly renders the reader breathless. This is a damn fine novel--one of the best kinds--where ordinary people living ordinary lives are drawn by the deft & lyrical touch of the author in such an achingly rich way, one quietly marvels. When you read a novel like this where you dearly wish to move in with the characters, they have already moved in with you."
--Sheryl Cotleur, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA
"With an honest and understated style, "Jewelweed" explores relationships at their deepest levels. Rhodes describes the natural world and his characters' inner lives with equal passion, creating an ensemble as natural to its landscape as the trees. The motivations that drive his characters to cross paths are true ones, and the mysteries that cry out for resolution are tangible and urgent. "Jewelweed" is a remarkable piece of storytelling, soul-felt and deeply moving."
--Mark LaFramboise, Politics & Prose, Washington, DC
"From philosophical prison inmates to childhood-haunted truckers, Rhodes's melange of characters feels so real, you'd swear you lived among them."
--Emily Crowe, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
"With "Jewelweed," David Rhodes has once more produced a moving, deeply thoughtful novel, of poor people doing difficult things often against their best interests in a little town in the upper Midwest. He is the same writer, maybe better, as the author of "Driftless." A lovely book. "
--Paul Ingram, Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA
"I read a lot of literary fiction. I chew through it. But the t
"[A] rhapsodic, many-faceted novel of profound dilemmas, survival, and gratitude... Rhodes portrays his smart, searching, kind characters with extraordinary dimension as each wrestles with what it means to be good and do good."
--Booklist (starred review)
Año de publicación: 2013
Condición del libro: New
Condición de la sobrecubierta: New
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Descripción Milkweed Editions, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing signed by the author on the title page. As new. Dust jacket in protective mylar cover. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería ABE9781571311009
Descripción U.S.A.: Milkweed Editions, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Signed by author. 1st printing. Corner bump. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1489102730087
Descripción Milkweed Editions, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Collectible: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Canada: Milkweed Editions, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. 449 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Book has a light bump to the head of the spine. Jacket has a small bump on the head of the spine. Signed by author, Davis Rhodes, on front flyleaf. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 045898
Descripción Milkweed Editions, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition.... Minneapolis: Milkweed (2013). First edition. First printing. Hardbound. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. New/New. A pristine unread copy. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket cover. Smoke-free, defect-free. You cannot find a better copy. 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 1730