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Hold the Dark (Signed First Edition)

William Giraldi

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ISBN 10: 0871406675 / ISBN 13: 9780871406675
Published by Norton, New York, 2014
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First edition. First printing. Hardcover. New/new. A clean, tight copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket cover. Shipped in well-padded box. Smoke-free shop. Defect-free. Brand new. Signed by author on title page, as well as dated in month of publication, placed in town of signature, and including a quotation from the book. A terrific copy of this talented author's second novel. Bookseller Inventory # LW-1732

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Title: Hold the Dark (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Norton, New York

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A terrifying literary thriller set on the Alaskan tundra, about the mystery of evil and mankind's losing battle with nature.

At the start of another pitiless winter, the wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old boy of Medora and Vernon Slone.

Stumbled by grief and seeking consolation, Medora contacts nature writer and wolf expert Russell Core. Sixty years old, ailing in both body and spirit, and estranged from his daughter and wife, Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings. Immersing himself in this settlement at the end of the world, he discovers the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora Slone and learns of an unholy truth harbored by this village.

When Vernon Slone returns from a desert war to discover his son dead and his wife missing, he begins a methodical pursuit across this frozen landscape. Aided by his boyhood companion, the taciturn and deadly Cheeon, and pursued by the stalwart detective Donald Marium, Slone is without mercy, cutting a bloody swath through the wilderness of his homeland. As Russell Core attempts to rescue Medora from her husband’s vengeance, he comes face to face with an unspeakable secret at the furthermost reaches of American soil―a secret about the unkillable bonds of family, and the untamed animal in the soul of every human being.

An Alaskan Oresteia, an epic woven of both blood and myth, Hold the Dark recalls the hyperborean climate and tribalism of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone and the primeval violence of James Dickey’s Deliverance.

About the Author:

William Giraldi is the author of the critically hailed novels Busy Monsters and Hold the Dark, and the memoir, The Hero's Body. He is fiction editor for the journal AGNI at Boston University. He lives in Boston with his wife and sons.

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