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BARN BLIND. A Novel

Smiley, Jane

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ISBN 10: 0006547265 / ISBN 13: 9780006547266
Published by Flamingo, London, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition thus. A PBO (paperback original) of the author's first book, the first UK edition. Signed by Smiley on the title page. Review slip tipped in. This original edition is perfect bound in the original decorated wrappers, as issued. No hardback issue in the UK. Smiley won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel A Thousand Acres. Bookseller Inventory # ESB8176

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Title: BARN BLIND. A Novel

Publisher: Flamingo, London

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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The pastures of the Karlson farm in Illnois have the charm of a landscape painting, but the horses that graze there have become the obsession of a woman who sees in them the ultimate fulfilment of her every wish - to win, to be honoured, to be the best. By the author of "A Thousand Acres".

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The verdant pastures of a farm in Illinois have the placid charm of a landscape painting. But the horses that graze there have become the obsession of a woman who sees them as the fulfillment of every wish: to win, to be honored, to be the best. Her ambition is the galvanizing force in Jane Smiley's first novel, a force that will drive a wedge between her and her family, and bring them all to tragedy.
Written with the grace and quiet beauty of her Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, A Thousand Acres, Barn Blind is a spellbinding story on the classic American themes of work, love, and duty, and the excesses we commit to achieve success.
"Chilling . . . Jane Smiley handles with skill and understanding the mercurial molasses of adolescence, and the inchoate, cumbersome love that family members feel for one another."
-- The New York Times

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