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Gerontius

Hamilton-Paterson, James

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ISBN 10: 0939149486 / ISBN 13: 9780939149483
Published by Soho Press, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st US Edition/1st Printing (April 1991). Light crease on rear DJ flap else fine. $19.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on title page (signature only). Also includes laid-in a photocopy of letter from author to seller, dated 1990, mentioning 'Gerontius' and 'That Time in Malonba' and 'Playing with Water'. Winner of Whitbread Prize for First Fiction. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 024007

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Title: Gerontius

Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Nearing the end of his career, Sir Edward Elgar, the British composer, impulsively decides to travel to Brazil, where he encounters a woman from his past

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In this delightful novel, which won a Whitbread Prize in 1989, James Hamilton-Paterson joins celebrated British composer Edward Elgar on a cruise on the Amazon River and imagines what artists of the time may have pondered. "Oh Edward what a stupid doltish ass you've been to waste your life on the idea that art--in its small way--can make the least difference to things," he imagines Elgar as commenting. The book isn't merely a collection of questioning ruminations; the cruise is filled with a variety of comical and interesting passengers and crew members.

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