Title: HOME - Rare Pristine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2008
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 336 pages. Published in 2008. The author's third novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Marilynne Robinson's "Home". Her sequel-of-sorts to "Gilead" (2004). One of the most influential and beloved writers of our time (despite a slim output, two novels essentially, both of them regarded as masterpieces by critics and readers alike), Robinson has now written "Home", a contemporary re-telling of the parable of the Prodigal Son. The son in question is Jack Boughton, one of Robert Boughton's many children. The former Gilead pastor is ill and dying. Like his Biblical predecessor, Jack returns home after a very long absence of twenty years, just as his sister Glory does, to see and console his father before he dies. What does it mean to come home? Every character, especially not just incidentally the dying pastor, is searching for that answer. "There is a simplicity to this story that belies the complexity of its characters. They are bound together by a profound capacity for love and by an equally powerful sense of private conviction that tries the ties that bind but never breaks them. It's a delicate tension that you think would resist exposition, and in fact these characters seem to want nothing more than, as Glory says, to treat 'one another's deceptions like truth'. Marilynne Robinson's fine, tender prose imbues this family's secrets with an overwhelming grace" (Anne Bartholomew). "In giving an ancient drama of grace and perdition such a strong domestic set-up, Robinson stakes a fierce claim to a divine recognition behind the rituals of home" (Publishers Weekly). An absolute "must-have" title for Marilynne Robinson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Marilynne Robinson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. It comes with a copy of the 16-page Souvenir Program of the Printers Row Book Fair Chicago 2016, which she headlined, and during which her signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Signed copies of the First Canadian Edition available online (which was released one day before the American, is therefore being peddled as the true first, and price-gouged as such) command more than an incredible $2000. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1981 for "Housekeeping". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2004 and the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for "Gilead". "Housekeeping" was selected by The New York Times panel of writers, critics, and editors as one of the Top 20 works of American fiction of the last 25 years. One of the greatest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARILYNNE ROBINSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374299102. Bookseller Inventory # 13926
"WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE 2009"
"A 2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST"
"WINNER OF THE "LOS ANGELES TIMES "BOOK PRIZE"
"A "New York Times "Bestseller "
"A "Washington Post "Best Book of the Year "
"A "Los Angeles Times "Best Book of the Year "
"A "San Francisco Chronicle "Best Book of the Year"
""Hailed as "incandescent," "magnificent," and "a literary miracle" ("Entertainment Weekly"), hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled by Marilynne Robinson's "Gilead." Now Robinson returns with a brilliantly imagined retelling of the prodigal son parable, set at the same moment and in the same Iowa town as "Gilead." The Reverend Boughton's hell-raising son, Jack, has come home after twenty years away. Artful and devious in his youth, now an alcoholic carrying two decades worth of secrets, he is perpetually at odds with his traditionalist father, though he remains his most beloved child. As Jack tries to make peace with his father, he begins to forge an intense bond with his sister Glory, herself returning home with a broken heart and turbulent past. "Home "is a luminous and healing book about families, family secrets, and faith from one of America's most beloved and acclaimed authors.
Hundreds of thousands of readers were enthralled and delighted by the luminous, tender voice of John Ames in Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Now comes HOME, a deeply affecting novel that takes place in the same period and same Iowa town of Gilead. This is Jack's story. Jack - prodigal son of the Boughton family, godson and namesake of John Ames, gone twenty years - has come home looking for refuge and to try to make peace with a past littered with trouble and pain. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton's most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned to Gilead, fleeing her own mistakes, to care for their dying father. Brilliant, loveable, wayward, Jack forges an intense new bond with Glory and engages painfully with his father and his father's old friend John Ames.
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