Stock Image

Trinity Fields: A Novel

Morrow, Bradford

99 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0670857289 / ISBN 13: 9780670857289
Published by Viking Adult, U.S.A., 1995
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Jack Skylark's Books (West Covina, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 21, 2015

Quantity Available: 2

Buy Used
Price: US$ 30.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Book and BroDart protected jacket are fine, without faults. This unread copy is signed and dated on the title page (10 April '95). Gift quality. Robert Olen Butler says on his jacket blurb: "One of the finest books I've read in a long, long time". First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # BX23-1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Trinity Fields: A Novel

Publisher: Viking Adult, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


Capturing the anguish of a generation, the story of childhood friends who grew up in Los Alamos portrays anti-war protests, the conflicts of Laos, and a ghost soldier reappearing twenty-five years later. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad promo. Tour.

From Publishers Weekly:

It's always a glad surprise when someone pigeonholed as a certain kind of writer makes a leap to a whole new level; and that's what Bradford Morrow, editor of the literary magazine Conjunctions and author previously of two well-reviewed but rather cloistered novels, Come Sunday and The Almanac Branch, has done here. Trinity Fields is a big, ambitious book whose characters are people as well as potent symbols, and whose tragic sense of America in war and peace is tellingly realized in writing of great resonance and beauty. Kip Calder and narrator Brice McCarthy were born within hours of each other in one of the strangest environments on earth: Los Alamos, just a year before the explosion of the atom bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki changed the world forever. As boys, they are rebels against what their scientist fathers have created, anxious to expiate what they see as a crime against the natural world they love. Kip is the wild, impulsive loner, Brice the more clearsighted follower; both boys are drawn with care and affection as they grow into adulthood and gradually away from each other. Brice moves into antiwar activism at Columbia and eventually a life as a public-interest lawyer; Kip charges into the military, first as a flier in Vietnam, later a spook in the hidden war in Laos, who stays on after the war, trying to heal a people he comes to see have been cruelly exploited by both sides. Their relationship is further complicated by their perhaps inevitable love for the same woman; Kip fathers her baby daughter, whom Brice brings up after Kip disappears into the jungle. How these emblematic figures work out their feelings for each other and their country after Kip reappears 20 years later is the center of Morrow's book, and there is nothing remotely facile or sentimental about his resolutions. Throughout, his tone is thoughtful, elegiac; and there are many wonderful character sketches, like that of Brice's wise but religiously obsessed, gin-loving mother. The impression that lingers is of one of sorrow and love, both for a country and some of the rare people who inhabit it; it is a scale of vision displayed by few novelists today. 35,000 first printing; author tour.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Antiquarian and general interest books and ephemera.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the AbeBooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days. This does not affect your statutory consumer rights includ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express