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Out on the Marsh (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Updike, David

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ISBN 10: 0879237287 / ISBN 13: 9780879237288
Published by David R. Godine Publisher, Incorporated, Boston, MA, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on second half-title page in year of publication. DJ has closed taer on rear flap else fine. $16.95 price on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in a typed SIGNED letter from author saying he'd be pleased to sign book. Also includes laid-in the original 1988 reviews from USA Today and New York Times Book Review. Son of John Updike. Author's first adult book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007088

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Title: Out on the Marsh (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher, Incorporated, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


Fifteen stories about the passage from youth to the edge of adulthood and self-understanding feature a varied cast of characters united by their deep sense of the fragility of human contact and the joys that sometimes result

From Publishers Weekly:

The even tenor of the 15 stories in this impressive, well-crafted and often moving collection conveys the almost imperceptible movement that occurs in the passage from birth to young adulthood. Suddenly, as in the title story, a young man is 21, forced to confront his new age and startled that his faithful dog, now gray in the muzzle, "has grown old without me." Other gently realized tales evoke the "rising spiral through my childhood" that the narrator follows in the evolution of the seasons. "Indian Summer" takes us on a retrospective of a rural homestead where a young boy once romped and where his grandmother now lives alone. In the more sophisticated tones of "Social Studies," we hear a school teacher establish his "grown up" status in a liaison with a woman he has just met. Humor crests in "Due Cappuccini" as an unmarried American couple presents a challenge to an inquisitive Italian village. Whatever the localeNew York, Maine, Italythese quiet but resonating tales reflect a sensitivity to character and place and an elegiac sense of the seasons of life. The son of John Updike, the author has previously published a children's book, A Winter's Journey.
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