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GIBBONS, Reginald

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ISBN 10: 0913089516 / ISBN 13: 9780913089514
Published by Broken Moon Press, Seattle, 1994
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Small 4to. Black cloth spine and white paper over boards, dust jacket. x, 421pp. Near fine/near fine. First edition of the first novel by the well-known Chicago poet and editor, tight and handsome -- and boldly signed by Gibbons in black fineline on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 30926

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Title: Sweetbitter

Publisher: Broken Moon Press, Seattle

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Turn-of-the-century East Texas. A world that offers no home for Reuben Sweetbitter, a young half-Choctaw, half-white man. Left as a child to fend for himself after the death of his mother, he finds his uneasy way through the world, searching always for a place to belong. He has lost contact with his Choctaw heritage and yet can belong neither to the white world nor that of the blacks who give him shelter. He finds his way to the town of Three Rivers, where he falls in love with Martha Clarke, the young, headstrong daughter of a local lawyer. Their forbidden love is tested when they are forced to flee amid an explosive lynching climate.

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Reginald Gibbons is the author of seven books of poetry and two of fiction. An editor, translator, critic, and essayist as well, he has received the Carl Sandburg Award, the Balcones Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and the Jesse Jones Fiction Award, among other honors. He grew up in a semirural area near Houston, Texas, and is one-eighth Choctaw. He is a professor of English at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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