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Elkin, Stanley

ISBN 10: 0525241418 / ISBN 13: 9780525241416
Published by E. P. Dutton, Inc., 1982
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Noted author's ninth work of fiction. Bright and shining first edition copy with no signs of wear except for one lightly bumped lower corner. In a mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 000841

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Publisher: E. P. Dutton, Inc.

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Cloth/boards HB

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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An ambitious, digressive, and endlessly entertaining account of the thousand-year history of the George Millses, George Mills is the antithesis to the typical Horatio Alger story. Since the First Crusade, there has always been a George Mills, who―despite his best efforts―is unable to improve his position in life or that of his descendants. Instead, all the George Millses are forced to accept their lot as true blue-collar workers, serving important personages in a series of odd jobs ranging from horse talker in a salt mine to working as a furniture mover in contemporary St. Louis. But the latest in the long line of George Millses may also be the last, as he obsesses about his family’s history and determines that he will be the one to break this doomed cycle of servitude.

About the Author:

Stanley Elkin (1930-1995) was an award-winning author of novels, short stories, and essays. Born in the Bronx, Elkin received his BA and PhD from the University of Illinois and in 1960 became a professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis where he taught until his death. His critically acclaimed works include the National Book Critics Circle Award-winners "George Mills" (1982) and "Mrs. Ted Bliss" (1995), as well as the National Book Award finalists "The Dick Gibson Show" (1972), "Searches and Seizures "(1974), and "The MacGuffin" (1991). His book of novellas, "Van Gogh's Room at Arles", was a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award.

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