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Proulx, E. Annie

ISBN 10: 0684187183 / ISBN 13: 9780684187181
Published by New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1992
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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8vo hardcover. Light tan paper-covered boards over contrasting terra-cotta cloth backstrip. Pictorial orange/grey Dust wrapper with titles in black. First Editon/First Printing. Inscribed by author on title page to***in Montpelier with river ready to roll dated Mar,'93 in Proulx's small & delicate inimitable style and signed 'E. Annie Proulx.' Fine in a Near Fine dust wrapper/: boards & text flawless; DW exhibits very minor edgewear to top front panel and light bump to top of spine, but no chips or tears. 309pp. Author's first work of fiction in book form tells the tale of Loyal Blood 'who misspends a lifetime running from a crime so terrible that it renders him forever incapable of touching a woman'(from dw flap.) A lovely copy and winner of the PEN/Faulkner award, making Proulx the first woman to be so honored. #4001. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4707473079

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Title: Postcards

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Now published as the perfect gift. Annie Proulx’s first novel received huge acclaim and marked the launch of a outstanding literary career.’Proulx has come close to writing "the great American novel" ‘ New York Times Book Review

Postcards is the story of Loyal Blood, a man who spends a lifetime on the run from a crime so terrible that it renders him forever incapable of touching a woman. The odyssey begins on a freezing Vermont hillside in 1944 and propels Blood across the American West for 40 years. Denied love and unable to settle, he lives a hundred different lives: mining gold, growing beans, hunting fossils, trapping, prospecting for uranium and ranching. His only contact with his past is through a series of postcards he sends home – not realising that in his absence disaster has befallen his family, and their deep-rooted connection with the land has been severed with devastating consequences...


‘Proulx has come close to writing “the great American novel”.’ New York Times

‘The richness of America is portrayed with memorable effect in this remarkable first novel – Faulkner springs to mind. “Postcards” is written from the heart and – for its raspy dialogue, laconic humour and beautiful description of the natural world – deserves to be widely read.’ Independent on Sunday

‘A sweeping and dramatic tale. Not since Steinbeck has the migrant worker's life been so evocatively rendered.’ Daily Telegraph

‘A remarkable novel; poetic and yet driven by a strong narrative, tragic and yet scored with deep veins of humour. Loyal Blood is one of those rare, haunted characters who continue to live in the mind after you finish the book.’ Literary Review

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