THE CROWN OF COLUMBUS - Rare Fine Copy of The Limited Edition: Double-Signed by Louise Erdrich And Michael Dorris

Erdrich, Louise & Dorris, Michael

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1st Printing. Signed. 382 pages. Published in 1991. The authors' debut (and only) collaborative novel. Limited Edition of 400 numbered and signed copies. Published as a hardcover original only. None of the copies was sold to the public. The Limited Edition is now scarce. A stunningly beautiful production by HarperCollins: Regular-sized volume format. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris. Tropical-motif pictorial hard board slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the authors' "Crown of Columbus". A love story set in the time of Christopher Columbus. Hence the title. Louise Erdrich, a member of the Chippewa Tribe, and Michael Dorris, a member of the Modoc Tribe, were the most celebrated Native-American writing couple of the late-20th century until his tragic suicide upon the break-up of their marriage, which until then seemed perfect, with the authors actively involved in each other's writing, dedicating each new and luminous book to each other, and finally culminating in this first and only collaboration. There is little doubt that their work will outlive the tragedy that ended in Michael Dorris' death by his own hand. An absolute "must-have" title for Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris collectors. This copy is Number 218, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed by Louise Erdrich (in black ink-pen) and by Michael Dorris (in blue pen). This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Two of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LOUISE ERDRICH AND MICHAEL DORRIS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0060160799. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In their only fully collaborative literary work, Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich have written a gripping novel of history, suspense, recovery, and new beginnings. The Crown of Columbus chronicles the adventures of a pair of mismatched lovers--Vivian Twostar, a divorced, pregnant anthropologist, and Roger Williams, a consummate academic, epic poet, and bewildered father of Vivian's baby--on their quest for the truth about Christopher Columbus and themselves. When Vivian uncovers what is presumed to be the most diary of Christopher Columbus, she and Roger are drawn into a journey from icy New Hampshire to the idyllic Caribbean in search of "the greatest treasure of Europe." Lured by the wild promise of redeeming the past, they are plunged into a harrowing race against time and death that threatens--and finally changes--their lives. A rollicking tale of adventure, The Crown of Columbus is also contemporary love story and a tender examination of parenthood and passion.

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Louise Erdrich lives with her family in Minnesota and is the owner of Birchbark Books, an independent bookstore. Ms. Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and this story?which will, in the end, span one hundred years in the life of an Ojibwe woman?was inspired when Ms. Erdrich and her mother, Rita Gourneau Erdrich, were researching their own family history. Chickadee begins a new part of the story that started with The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist; The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction; and the acclaimed The Porcupine Year.

Ms. Erdrich is also the bestselling author of many critically acclaimed novels for adults, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves and National Book Award finalist The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. She is also the author of the picture book Grandmother's Pigeon, illustrated by Jim LaMarche.

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Title: THE CROWN OF COLUMBUS - Rare Fine Copy of ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers
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