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In the Hollow of His Hand

Purdy, James

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ISBN 10: 1555840027 / ISBN 13: 9781555840020
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on bookplate on front end page. $16.95 price present on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in original 1986 reviews from London Sunday Times and New York Times Book review. Bookseller Inventory # 006908

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Title: In the Hollow of His Hand

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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In a small rural town in the 1920's, an Ojibwa Indian claims that the only son of one of the area's leading families is his offspring

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The Ojibwa Indian, Decatur, returns from World War I to the small Midwestern town of Yellow Brook where he sees the youth Chad Coultas and suddenly understands the boy is his son. The conflicting claims of Decatur and those of his legal father, Lewis, send Chad on a coming-of-age journey that takes him from the high life in 1920s Chicago to the Canadian wilds, initiating him into sex, drugs and the complications of filial love. Purdy (In a Shallow Grave tells a highly charged gothic tale, using larger-than-life characters of grand gesture and eloquence to express universal themes. Unfortunately, Chad's adventures read haltingly, as though they'd been composed sentence by sentence with long periods of time in between, a quality that seriously diminishes the tale's narrative drive, as well as the reader's enjoyment.
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