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Love Is the Crooked Thing (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Abbott, Lee K.

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ISBN 10: 091269730X / ISBN 13: 9780912697307
Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on title page. Also signed (inscribed) by Abbott on half-title. $13.95 price present on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in a typed SIGNED thank you letter from author. Also includes laid-in the original 1986 review from New York Times Book review. Bookseller Inventory # 000426

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Title: Love Is the Crooked Thing (SIGNED Plus ...

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Eleven stories tell of romance on a bus trip, a young man who faces death to win his wife, the relationship of a father and son, a pro football player's decision to marry, and a soldier's experiences in Vietnam

From Publishers Weekly:

Human love in a variety of quirky manifestations is the subject of these 11 short stories. Abbott, whose first collection, The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting, won the St. Lawrence Award, dazzles with verbal pyrotechnics but does not necessarily illuminate in his variations on familiar themes: love recollected by grunts in Vietnam; love of father and son; love, or what passes for it, in a Greyhound bus station. Most of the stories, set in the border state of New Mexico, are redolent of downhome insularity, peopled with extravagantly named, raffish characters whose expressive diction often fails to communicate. This is the third book in the publisher's Bright Leaf Short Fiction series.
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