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The Sojourn (Signed First Edition)

Andrew Krivak

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ISBN 10: 1934137340 / ISBN 13: 9781934137345
Published by Bellevue Literary Press (New York), 2011
New Condition: New Soft cover
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First edition. First printing. Trade paperback original. NEW. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A pristine unread copy. Purchased new and opened only for author to sign. He has signed his name only, without any other writing. Smoke-free shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. Finalist, National Book Award for Fiction, 2011. His first novel. The book was issued in a small first printing as a trade paperback original. There was no hardcover edition. Winner of the Chautauqua Prize for Literature, 2012. The book went through multiple printings after receiving stellar reviews, even before being nominated as a finalist for the National Book Award. A small first printing, less than 10,000 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 10-2011-102

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Title: The Sojourn (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press (New York)

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Sojourn, finalist for the National Book Award and winner of both the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and inaugural Chautauqua Prize, is the story of Jozef Vinich, who was uprooted from a 19th-century mining town in Colorado by a family tragedy and returns with his father to an impoverished shepherd’s life in rural Austria-Hungary. When World War One comes, Jozef joins his adopted brother as a sharpshooter in the Kaiser’s army, surviving a perilous trek across the frozen Italian Alps and capture by a victorious enemy.

A stirring tale of brotherhood, coming-of-age, and survival, that was inspired by the author’s own family history, this novel evokes a time when Czechs, Slovaks, Austrians, and Germans fought on the same side while divided by language, ethnicity, and social class in the most brutal war to date. It is also a poignant tale of fathers and sons, addressing the great immigration to America and the desire to live the American dream amidst the unfolding tragedy in Europe.

The Sojourn is Andrew Krivak's first novel. Krivak is also the author of A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life, a memoir about his eight years in the Jesuit Order, and editor of The Letters of William Carlos Williams to Edgar Irving Williams, 1902-1912, which received the Louis L. Martz Prize. The grandson of Slovak immigrants, Krivak grew up in Pennsylvania, has lived in London, and now lives with his wife and three children in Massachusetts where he teaches in the Honors Program at Boston College.



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The Sojourn, winner of the Chautauqua Prize and finalist for the National Book Award, is Andrew Krivak’s first novel. Krivak is also the author of A Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life, a memoir about his eight years in the Jesuit Order, and editor of The Letters of William Carlos Williams to Edgar Irving Williams, 1902-1912, which received the Louis L. Martz Prize. The grandson of Slovak immigrants, Krivak grew up in Pennsylvania, has lived in London, and now lives with his wife and three children in Massachusetts where he teaches in the Honors Program at Boston College.


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