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Home Sick: New and Selected Stories (Signed Hardcover Limited Edition)

Berlin, Lucia

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ISBN 10: 0876858175 / ISBN 13: 9780876858172
Published by Black Sparrow Press, 1990
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Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press (1990). First edition. First printing. Cloth. Hardbound. New/New. A pristine unread copy (without marks or bruises or smells or any other defect). Comes with original acetate dust jacket cover. Shipped in well-padded box. NOTE: This book was purchased new and never opened. Cloth backed decorative boards with acetate dust jacket. There were 300 hardcover trade copies in the first edition. 125 copies were signed and numbered by the author. This is copy number 118, numbered on the colophon, and signed by author on page following title page. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # Collection-04

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Title: Home Sick: New and Selected Stories (Signed ...

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Winner of the 1991 Before Columbus / American Book Award

For this, her first major collection, Lucia Berlin gathered the best of her work from 1960 to 1990, including stories from The Atlantic and Saul Bellow's little magazine The Noble Savage and the immortal "My Jockey," winner of the Jack London Short Prize, 1985.


"Pain is the subject of these stories, but it is not the maudlin, romantic pain found in fiction issuing from 'Creative Writing Therapy' sessions . . . it has humor, the uneasy, unpredictable humor of a Richard Pryor monologue. With Homesick, Berlin can be judged alonside Raymond Carver, Alice Adams, and Bobbie Anne Mason. She is a remarkable writer, especially on life in the new American West." --Keith Abbott

"There is nothing tentative about the range of statement in these stories. They are about what can be lost and what can be endured. Berlin's characters are often neglected or abused girls, or women with children who struggle to make ends meet while their husbands, absent or present, provide no help. The strength and endurance of these characters, combined with their daily observations about the pain and drama of life, give them the ability to affirm their existence." --Pat Smith

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