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Mohawk (First Hardcover Edition/First Printing, Flat-signed): Russo, Richard Mohawk (First Hardcover Edition/First Printing, Flat-signed): Russo, Richard Mohawk (First Hardcover Edition/First Printing, Flat-signed): Russo, Richard

Mohawk (First Hardcover Edition/First Printing, Flat-signed)

Russo, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0375412867 / ISBN 13: 9780375412868
Editorial: Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 2001
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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A signed hardcover first of the author's first novel. Great story and great characters. The book was first released as a Paperback Original which makes this a First Thus, but signed copies of the PBO are far more abundant than the signed hardcovers, making this a great and needed addition to your collection. Book is in Fine condition. Spine is perfectly straight, no bumps to boards or markings of any sort to the text block. No dog ears or tears. Alfred A. Knopf. A Borzoi Book. First Edition, First Printing Thus. 2001. DJ is in Fine condition and is mylar-protected. Very minute wrinkling at top and base of spine. Bright color, no chips or tears and $25.95 issue price is present. This book was flat-signed to the title page by the author at The Tucson festival of Books in March 2014. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-12534125083

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Título: Mohawk (First Hardcover Edition/First ...

Editorial: Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Originally published in 1986 in the Vintage Contemporaries paperback series—and reissued now in hardcover alongside his masterful new novel, Empire Falls—Richard Russo’s Mohawk remains today as it was described then: A first novel with all the assurance of a mature writer at the peak of form and ambition, Mohawk is set in upstate New York and chronicles over a dozen lives in a leather town, long after the tanneries have started closing down. Ranging over three generations—and clustered mainly in two clans, the Grouses and the Gaffneys—these remarkably various lives share only the common human dilemmas and the awesome physical and emotional presence of Mohawk itself.

For this is a town like Winesburg, Ohio or Our Town, in our time, that encompasses a plethora of characters, events and mysteries. At once honestly tragic and sharply, genuinely funny, Mohawk captures life, then affirms it.

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The town of Mohawk may be provincial but it's far from sleepy. Its inhabitants seem perpetually awake, and not only on Saturday at two in the morning, "when the bars are closing and people are forced to consider the prospect of returning home with so many of the night's dreams unfulfilled." Richard Russo focuses on several characters who are leading lives of extreme--and extremely funny--longing. Dallas Younger, for instance, hit his peak playing high-school football, and it's been downhill from there. He has no idea what women, particularly his ex-wife, are thinking, which makes him really glad there are none in on the local poker game. And he's still at a loss to figure out why he has no relationship with his son (probably something to do with the fact that he never sees him). Even the calendar at the local grill is for 1966, since the owner figures "the months are the same" and being a few days out of whack doesn't matter. This same man has a private betting system. Choosing among the top jockeys isn't that hard--he tries to assess their current levels of pride, concentration, and desire. Richard Russo shows us that these same qualities exist in his hard-luck characters.

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