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Flood of '64

Long, David

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ISBN 10: 0880011270 / ISBN 13: 9780880011273
Published by Ecco Press, New York, 1987
Used Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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Green boards with blue cloth spine. Only exterior defects to speak of are the outside corners of the front board are ever so slightly bumped, and top of spine is very, very slightly faded. Interior is clean and tight. Signed and dated by author. Previous owner's inscription on fep. 213 pp. Dust Jacket has one small tear at top of back panel. Stories set in the Aerican west. Stories include Alex's Fire, Great Blue, V-E Day and of course The Flood of '64. Bookseller Inventory # 10805

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Title: Flood of '64

Publisher: Ecco Press, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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A collection of nine stories and a novella set in the American West, centering on themes such as familiar emotions and human situations

From Library Journal:

The epigraph to this collection hints at a prominent theme: "Until we die our lives are on the mend." Most of the stories are set in the rugged outreaches of Montana, among ordinary men and women "on the mend"waitresses; luckless, burned-out laborers; deserted husbandstough enough to survive the changes, misfortunes, and disasters that the very landscape seems to foster. In the title story a sister and her lawman brother recount in flashback an eerie tale of adulterous deceit and death precipitated by a flood. "The Last Photograph of Lyle Pettibone" is an elegiac reminiscence of the Wobbly era; "The Oriental Limited," a highly stylized novella, suspenseful and quaint. Long's view of life is level and direct, as rugged and ruthlessly true as his western landscape. A solid followup to his Home Fires (LJ 11/15/82), another story collection. Mary Soete, San Diego P.L, Cal.
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