Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Book by Knight, Jim
From Publishers Weekly:
Knight's rambling, episodic fiction debut about an aging American journalist who slowly relives his post-WWII salad days in rural southern France reads more like a memoir in search of a plot than a cohesive novel. As the tale opens, Lloyd Foster is desperately searching for a place to bury his mother-in-law, who has died after a lengthy illness. Rather than serve as a compelling beginning, this scene instead outlines the mostly mundane details of Foster's life: his French first wife, Huguette; her father's family estate, Biribi, where Foster spent time both during and after service in the European theater; his career as a foreign correspondent. The chief conflict in the story concerns Foster's efforts to help his relatives get rid of a nearby landowner, a French nobleman and petty tyrant who harasses his neighbors in startlingly violent and dangerous ways via a band of brigands known as the Uhlans. Knight's writing is competent but rarely gripping. The tone fluctuates from mildly comic to excessively brutal as the story moves among melodramatic confrontations, elegiac family episodes, poignant personal memories and hallucinogenic musings in which Foster becomes convinced that Moritz is spiritually linked to Ariel Sharon, whom the despot physically resembles. Ultimately, this odd collection of literary parts and pieces will probably disappoint anyone who doesn't have a special interest in either the period or the area.
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Title: The Master of Chambord
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Bayeux Arts, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G1896209025I4N10
Book Description Bayeux Arts Inc, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1896209025
Book Description Bayeux Arts Inc., Calgary, 1994. Soft cover. 1st Edition. First printing in trade paperback. 171 pp. Photographs, index. Hint of shelfwear to covers otherwise Fine. Book. Seller Inventory # 36763
Book Description Bayeux, Calgary, Alberta, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition (First Published 1994). This is a rather rare book. You can see the covers in the photographs provided. They're exceptionally clean, the gilt lettering on the spine is very bright. This book is very solidly bound, absolutely no issues in that regard. The pages are very clean. They are in very good condition, no creasing or dogeared corners. No one has written their name or anything else anywhere in the book. There aren't any markings or attachments. The only imperfection I see is light dust soiling on the top and middle edges. The dust jacket is also rated Near Fine. You can see it in the first few photographs. It is very clean. It is NOT price-clipped. There are no tears. There are two small creases on the front flap, and another one off the top edge of the rear cover. The dust jacket will be fitted with a protective cover. The Master of Chambord is a mixture of real life and historical fantasy'. Seller Inventory # 001635