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The Inland Sea

Varni, Steven

ISBN 10: 0688169066 / ISBN 13: 9780688169060
Published by Morrow, 2000
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First Edition (first printing). The first novel y this California/New York author, a series of twelve interconnected stories depicting twenty-five years in an Italian-American family. Fine/Fine. Signed by Varni on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 2802

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Title: The Inland Sea

Publisher: Morrow

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The Inland Sea is a beautifully written, poignant novel told in a series of twelve intricately connected stories depicting twenty-five years in the life of Vincent Torno and the extremes of family and landscape that shape and haunt him.

Vincent is the youngest child in an Italian-American family living in California's San Joaquin Valley. With a World War II veteran--businessman father whose conception of a logical, ordered world is both oppressive and reassuring, and a mother whose never-discussed mental illness and recurrent breakdowns crash through the family like waves, Vincent is a boy whose desire for understanding is particularly acute. But as he moves farther out into the world--to the Midwest, Seattle, Manhattan--he finds it hardly more comprehensible than his own family. And even that which seemed most stable--the landscape of his once-agricultural hometown--is transformed with disorienting rapidity.

Rich and vivid, The Inland Sea chronicles Vincent Torno's twisting journey to a time when he finally comes to grips with the hard, hazardous, and always unsettling work of love and forgiveness.

The Inland Sea is a beautifully written, poignant novel told in a series of twelve intricately connected stories depicting twenty-five years in the life of Vincent Torno and the extremes of family and landscape that shape and haunt him.

Vincent is the youngest child in an Italian-American family living in California's San Joaquin Valley. With a World War II veteran--businessman father whose conception of a logical, ordered world is both oppressive and reassuring, and a mother whose never-discussed mental illness and recurrent breakdowns crash through the family like waves, Vincent is a boy whose desire for understanding is particularly acute. But as he moves farther out into the world--to the Midwest, Seattle, Manhattan--he finds it hardly more comprehensible than his own family. And even that which seemed most stable--the landscape of his once-agricultural hometown--is transformed with disorienting rapidity.

Rich and vivid, The Inland Sea chronicles Vincent Torno's twisting journey to a time when he finally comes to grips with the hard, hazardous, and always unsettling work of love and forgiveness.The Inland Sea is a beautifully written, poignant novel told in a series of twelve intricately connected stories depicting twenty-five years in the life of Vincent Torno and the extremes of family and landscape that shape and haunt him.

Vincent is the youngest child in an Italian-American family living in California's San Joaquin Valley. With a World War II veteran--businessman father whose conception of a logical, ordered world is both oppressive and reassuring, and a mother whose never-discussed mental illness and recurrent breakdowns crash through the family like waves, Vincent is a boy whose desire for understanding is particularly acute. But as he moves farther out into the world--to the Midwest, Seattle, Manhattan--he finds it hardly more comprehensible than his own family. And even that which seemed most stable--the landscape of his once-agricultural hometown--is transformed with disorienting rapidity.

Rich and vivid, The Inland Sea chronicles Vincent Torno's twisting journey to a time when he finally comes to grips with the hard, hazardous, and always unsettling work of love and forgiveness.

About the Author:

Steven Varni is the former book buyer and manager of the late Books & Co. bookstore in New York City. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of California-Irvine (M.A.), he was born and raised in Modesto, California. He lives in New York, New York, and Aptos, California, with his wife and is working on a new novel.

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