First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The first book by the author of SONGDOGS and LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN, a collection of stories set in Ireland and America. Fine/Fine. Signed by McCann on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Set in Ireland and America among the rootless, both old and new, the stories in this book are eloquent tales of exile and displacement - of characters always in search of a way back home or of a way to leave it. The author won the Hennessy Award as best overall newcomer in 1990.
Review: In Songdogs, his first novel, Colum McCann, who divides his time between Ireland and America, explores the tensions created by movement between such different worlds. The thematic thread in this collection of short stories is much the same--the longing to escape from, and the pull toward, a fixed and central point. Sometimes the theme is explored through travel: a survivor of Hiroshima emigrates to western Ireland, but always feels the blast of that defining moment; a young Irishwoman moves frenetically through America in search of tranquillity. Sometimes the motion is within the mind, as it is for the paralyzed cyclist who discards his bike after realizing that "the only thing it could be ridden with was a perfect cadence of the imagination."
Titre : Fishing the Sloe-Black River
Éditeur : Phoenix House
Date d'édition : 1994
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre Orion, 1994. État : Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP87477403
Description du livre Phoenix House, 1994. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The first book by the author of LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN and SONGDOGS, a collection of stories set in Ireland and America. Fine/Fine. N° de réf. du libraire 17163
Description du livre Hardback. État : Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. N° de réf. du libraire GOR003041119
Description du livre Orion, 1994. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardback book (near fine) in dust jacket (near fine). Mailed same or next working day. Airmail used for those books available outside the UK. N° de réf. du libraire M244.4
Description du livre London Phoenix House 1994, 1994. État : Fine. First Edition, first impression, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Publisher's purple cloth with silver lettering to spine. Clear, removable, archival protective sleeve fitted to dust-jacket. Octavo. pp. , 184. A book in Fine condition in a Fine dust-jacket which has not been price-clipped. N° de réf. du libraire 101408
Description du livre London: Phoenix House, 1994, 1994. Hardcover. 1st edition. Purple cloth boards stamped in silver on the spine. Author's first book. Fine in Fine dust-jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 80036
Description du livre Phoenix House, London, 1994. Hardcover. État : As New. 1st Edition. A clean unmarked copy, not price clipped, signed and dated (Jan 12th 1998) by author. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 000351
Description du livre London; Phoenix House;, 1994. Author's acclaimed first book, a collection of short stories. Signed by the author. First edition, first printing. Fine in fine dustjacket. N° de réf. du libraire 18565
Description du livre Phoenix House, London, 1994. Hard Cover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by the Author on the title page. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 006122
Description du livre Phoenix House Ltd., London, 1994. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good Plus. First Edition. Inscribed by author on title page, DJ lightly rubbed, previous owner's small note and date on title page, very nice copy of author's first book. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 015265