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Arcadio

Goyen, William

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ISBN 10: 0517550539 / ISBN 13: 9780517550533
Published by Clarkson Potter Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. Includes laid-in is a handwritten SIGNED thank you postcard from author, dated 1981. Postcard is of Houston Texas and mentions that he was teaching a couple of seminars at Univ. of Houston and then plans to head to NY to read at the Poetry Center of YMHA before heading home to California. Also includes laid-in the original 1986 reviews for Arcdio from Phiadelphia Inquirer and New York Times Book Review. Nice copy with author signed correspondence. Bookseller Inventory # 010729

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Title: Arcadio

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Inc., New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: AUTHOR SIGNED NOTE

Edition: 1st Edition

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Arcadio, half woman and half man, half Mexican and half Texan, describes her life as a sideshow freak and her search for her family

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Completed while he was dying, William Goyen's Arcadio is one of the most affecting and imaginative farewells to life ever written. Arcadio, whose voice is inimitably Goyenesque, is a creature from beyond the normal walks of life. Half man, half woman, raised in a whorehouse and for years the veteran exhibitionist in an itinerant circus sideshow, he has escaped from the show and has been wandering in a quest for his lost family. Speaking intimately to the reader, he tells the bizarre and fantastic tale of his life. This unforgettable novel is the crown of Goyen's exploration of the forms and feelings that could be compassed within fiction.

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