Stock Image

Light Years

Salter, James

4,670 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0370106067 / ISBN 13: 9780370106069
Published by The Bodley Head Ltd, London, 1976
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Plain Tales Books (Arlington Hts, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 4, 1998 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 145.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Clean and unmarked. Top page edge slightly darkened. A great copy. Bookseller Inventory # 021257

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Light Years

Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will eventually mar the lovely picture beyond repair. Seductive, witty, and elegantly nuanced, Light Years is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness—and then felt compelled to destroy it.

From the Inside Flap:

This exquisite, resonant novel is a brilliant portrait of marriage by a contemporary American master. Even as he lingers over the lustrous surface of Viri and Nedra's marriage, James Salter makes us see the cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will in time mar it beyond repair. "An unexpectedly moving ode to beautiful lives frayed by time."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

internet sales

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

PAYMENT: Check, Money Order or credit card (via ABE website or PayPal). SHIPPING:(within continental US) Via US Postal Service Media Mail, usually next day. 1st book $3.00, each additional, $1.00. Please inquire for other shipping arrangements, including Priority Mail. Illinois residents please add 8.75% sales tax. Returns accepted within 10 days of receipt if not as described.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal