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IN THE LAKE IN THE WOODS: [074]**{FIRST EDITION ~ *NEW* ~ UNREAD/UNOPENED}**[074]

O'BRIEN, TIM: 4th Novel by the National Book Award winning Author of GOING AFTER CACCIATO

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ISBN 10: 0395488893 / ISBN 13: 9780395488898
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston & New York, 1994
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TIM O'BRIEN's 6th NOVEL is Handsomely Bound in ¼ GREEN Cloth Spine, over ¾ GRAY/GREEN, Paper Covered Boards. Spine and Cover Lettered in SILVER.TAN End Papers and BLACK Headband. Stated, "Printed in the United States of America". Third Printing w/full Number Line 10 ~ 3. Spine is Tight & Crisp. Boards are Flat & True; the Corners are Square w/o Bumps. No Wear Marks on Edges. Pages are Clear, Clean, Unmarked and Bright White. No Marks. No Underlining. No Wrinkles or Creases. Not a REMAINDER. Not EX-LIB. Not BCE. No Bookplate, Stickers or Notes. Pictorial Dust Jacket is not Price Clipped, Listing $21.95 and PUBLICATION CODE 10214594. This PRISTINE THIRD EDITION will make a WELCOMED and VALUED Addition to your TIM O'BRIEN Collection. The Book is from a SMOKE FREE LIBRARY. Enjoy Reading with a Real Book in your Hands! It is Great Good Fun! This is a GIFT QUALITY, COLLECTABLE, INVESTMENT COPY! ***THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK*** PLEASE SEE OUR COLLECTION FOR ADDITIONAL TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR. [74]. Bookseller Inventory # 000399

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Title: IN THE LAKE IN THE WOODS: [074]**{FIRST ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston & New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Book Design: Robert Overholtzer; Jacket Design: Diana Coe; Jacket Illustration: Deborah Healy

Book Condition:AS NEW ~ UNREAD & UNOPENED

Dust Jacket Condition: AS NEW w/Brodart Mylar Cover

Signed: NOT SIGNED

Edition: 1st EDITION ~ AS NEW ~ UNREAD & UNOPENED

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John and Kathy Wade, whose marriage has been built on mutual deception, visit a Minnesota lake to try to sort things out, a difficult process made more difficult by Kathy's sudden disappearance. Major ad/promo. BOMC. First serials, Atlantic Monthly & Esquire. Tour.

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Tim O'Brien has been writing about Vietnam in one way or another ever since he served there as an infantryman in the late 1960s. His earliest work on the subject, If I Die in a Combat Zone, was an intensely personal memoir of his own tour of duty; his books since then have featured many of the same elements of fear, boredom, and moral ambiguity but in a fictional setting. In 1994 O'Brien wrote In the Lake of the Woods, a novel that, while imbued with the troubled spirit of Vietnam, takes place entirely after the war and in the United States. The main character, John Wade, is a man in crisis: after spending years building a successful political career, he finds his future derailed during a bid for the U.S. Senate by revelations about his past as a soldier in Vietnam. The election lost by a landslide, John and his wife, Kathy, retreat to a small cabin on the shores of a Minnesota lake--from which Kathy mysteriously disappears.

Was she murdered? Did she run away? Instead of answering these questions, O'Brien raises even more as he slowly reveals past lives and long-hidden secrets. Included in this third-person narrative are "interviews" with the couple's friends and family as well as footnoted excerpts from a mix of fictionalized newspaper reports on the case and real reports pertaining to historical events--a mélange that lends the novel an eerie sense of verisimilitude. If Kathy's disappearance is at the heart of this work, then John's involvement in a My Lai-type massacre in Vietnam is its core, and O'Brien uses it to demonstrate how wars don't necessarily end when governments say they do. In the Lake of the Woods may not be true, but it feels true--and for Tim O'Brien, that's true enough. --Alix Wilber

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