Title: The Girl from Cardigan: Sixteen Stories
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author (twice) 0879052961 This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine gilt. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed twice by author; once on title page, and once with inscription on free end page. Bookseller Inventory # 001398
Synopsis: Book by Norris, Leslie
From Publishers Weekly:
The 16 stories in this collection by a Welsh-born writer, are of such artistry that one is inclined to reread them immediately to savor the moments they capture. The moments are generally those of youth emerging from the shelter of trust and innocence, "facing the collapse of his safe world," as one schoolboy in the story "Some Opposites of God" internalizes the shattering of his illusions by a monstrously cruel schoolmaster. The pawky humor and canniness of country folk emerge in the title story where a contrived marriage cleverly insures that a dying old man's fortune will fall into designated hands. An elegiac tone sounds in "My Uncle's Story" when we hear a much-loved wastrel relative speak to an attentive young nephew about his alcohol-wrecked life in terms of "what he alone had preserved from the waste of time." Perhaps most winsome of the group is "Blackberries," where the love between a father and son palpates, coexisting with the poverty-induced tension in the parents' marriage. These artful stories are alive with rural beauty, the flora and fauna of Welsh villages and the Sussex Downs where the people we meet are truly at home. Norris, whose short fiction appears regularly in the New Yorker and Atlantic, is poet-in-residence at Brigham Young University.
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