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The good son: A novel

CRAIG NOVA

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ISBN 10: 0440029163 / ISBN 13: 9780440029168
Published by Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence January 1982, 1982
Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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SIGNE BY AUTHOR( and inscribed in the entire last page to the poet author of the Heroic age and When the Tree sings HAVIARAS, Stratis and Heather) Back cover has a very small tear and associated wrinkles almost unnotiable. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. First Edition, First printing. Just a hint of slanted spine (only on top, bottom is perfect).There is a very, very slight rubbing on the top corner of the jacket. Book Description: New York: Delacourt Press, 1982. Craig Nova -- 1st Edition 1st Printing -- A really very good -- copy of The Good Son. 8vo. 436 pp. Stated First Printing. Quarter bound in burnt orange paper (with a small decoloration) under a beige linen spine with gilt-stamping to the spine. The hinges are strong and the text is clean and tight throughout. The pictorial dustwrapper is in Fine condition and retains the publisher's original price of $15.95 at the top right corner of the front flap. Bookseller Inventory # 20090706105515

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Title: The good son: A novel

Publisher: Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence January 1982

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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? The Good Son is the work of an artist in full command, and those of you entering it for the first time can only be envied.? ?From the foreword by Jonathan Yardley

Chip Mackinnon returns from World War II a changed man. After being shot down over the desert and imprisoned by the enemy, the world of privilege to which he belongs seems shallow. But in the shadow of his older brother?s death, the full weight of his father?s expectations falls on Chip. Pop Mackinnon?whose money is new but just as good as anyone else?s?has designs on the upper echelons of society. The polo ponies and expensive education he bought for his son weren?t gifts; they were an investment in the family?s future. Now it?s time for Chip to pay him back by marrying a girl who can finally bring the Mackinnons into society?s inner circle.

A shrewd and cunning man, Pop is used to getting his way?until the arrival of Jean Cooper, that is. This Midwestern beauty awakens Chip?s passions, and the two embark on an affair that threatens to destroy Pop?s social-climbing plans. A battle of wills between father and son ensues, one that tests the boundaries of their relationship and strays into the place where love turns irrevocably to hate.

Originally published in 1982 to wide acclaim, The Good Son remains Craig Nova?s undisputed masterpiece. This classic of contemporary American literature artfully explores the complicated web of emotions that exists between fathers and sons?ambition, jealousy, loyalty, love?in a tale that compels with its simple, searing honesty.




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Craig Nova is the award-winning author of ten novels. He lives in Putney, Vermont.

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