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Kentucky Straight (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Offutt, Chris

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ISBN 10: 067973886X / ISBN 13: 9780679738862
Published by Vintage Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Fine Soft cover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st Edition/1st Printing trade softcover original. SIGNED by author on title page. Also Signed and inscribed again on half-title page: "To Dan, the man who made my day, and knows the rural life, too. Chris Offutt. 1992" with small drawing of bearded man. Unread copy. Also includes laid-in is a typed SIGNED letter (TLS) from author dated Nov. 1992 which starts: "Dear Dan: Thank you very much for the kind words about 'Kentucky Straight'. Your letter is the first praise I've received from someone I don't already know, which makes it that much better". It then states that he'd be happy to sign book if sent to him in Iowa City and then mentions his next book 'The Same River Twice' and that he is working on a new novel set in Eastern Kentucky. Nice signed copy of author's first book with associated letter. Bookseller Inventory # 006875

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Title: Kentucky Straight (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER...

Publisher: Vintage Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Kentucky straight is bourbon with no mixer. Kentucky Straight is Kentucky seen without nostalgic gloss. These riveting, often heartbreaking stories, take us through country that is unmapped. They are set in a nameless Appalachian community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation; where hunting is not a sport but a means of survival. These are stories of coal miners and backwoods medicine men, of gamblers and marijuana farmers, tales of real tragedy and unutterable strangeness that convey their sense of place so vividly that we feel its ground rise beneath our feet.
 
Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

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ten heartbreaking stories that take readers through country that is figuratively and literally unmapped. These stories are set in a nameless community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation. Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

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