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Heaven Lake

Dalton, John

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ISBN 10: 0743246349 / ISBN 13: 9780743246347
Published by Scribner, New York, 2004
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author in black ink on the title page: "For A-- / Wishing you a very happy Birthday. So glad this copy of Heaven Lake has found its way to you. / John Dalton / April 24, 2004." Book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners and spine ends unbumped; faint corner crease to top of last 30 or so pages. Dust jacket is price-clipped; light edgewear at spine ends, corners; some soiling. Brodart-protected. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000802

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Title: Heaven Lake

Publisher: Scribner, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

A Christian relief worker in Taiwan, Vincent Saunders supplements his income by teaching English to a group of young girls and has an affair with one of them, a situation that forces him to leave in disgrace and accept the morally challenging offer of a businessman who would pay Saunders to marry a woman to assist her citizenship efforts. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

About the Author:

John Dalton is the author of the novel, Heaven Lake, winner of the Barnes and Noble 2004 Discover Award in fiction and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is currently a member of the English faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he teaches in their MFA Writing Program.  John lives with his wife and two daughters in St. Louis.

 

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