Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
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
Synopsis: Loyal Blood is forced to abandon his Vermont farm when he commits the most terrible of crimes. Thus begins an odyssey that stretches from New England to the coast of California. Blood mines gold, prospects for uranium, grows beans, ranches, traps, and hunts for fossils. Teeming with historical detail and powerful portraits, Proulx's mesmerizing first novel is a new American classic.
Product Description: Loyal Blood is forced to abandon his Vermont farm when he commits the most terrible of crimes. So begins an American odyssey stretching from New England to California. On his journeys, Loyal mines gold, prospects for uranium, grows beans, ranches, traps and hunts for fossils.
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