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Snow Falling on Cedars

Guterson, David

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ISBN 10: 0151001006 / ISBN 13: 9780151001002
Edité par Harcourt Brace & Company, New York, 1994
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Very Good Hard Cover
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Slight rubbing to jacket (chiefly at edges); price clip to jacket front flyleaf; else a near fine copy internally. x, [4], 345 pages. Author's third book and first novel, set in Washington State and involving a Japanese-American survivor of the World War II internment camps, on trial for murder. Basis of the 1999 Universal film, directed by Scott Hicks, starring Ethan Hawke, Youki Kudoh and Max von Sydow. "First edition A B C D E" (title page verso). Boldly signed and inscribed by Guterson on half- title page: "To Virginia -- / With Best Wishes -- / David Guterson". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall (tall). N° de réf. du libraire L074099

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Titre : Snow Falling on Cedars

Éditeur : Harcourt Brace & Company, New York

Date d'édition : 1994

Reliure : Hard Cover

Illustrateur : B/W Patterned Endpapers

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : First Edition.

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A ?finely wrought, flawlessly written? novel (New York Times Book Review), set on a small island in the Puget Sound, that is ?at various moments a courtroom drama, an interracial love story, and a war chronicle? (San Francisco Chronicle). ?Guterson has fashioned something haunting and true? (Pico Iyer, Time). Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. A fall 1999 major motion picture.

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Ishmael Chambers, the one-man staff of the newspaper on San Piedro Island in Puget Sound, is covering the 1954 trial of a high school classmate accused of killing another classmate over a land dispute. Actor Peter Marinker--a stage veteran who has appeared in such movies as The Russia House and The Emerald Forest--takes us deep inside the world created by David Guterson in his award-winning 1994 novel. We learn the sensory details of life in a small fishing community; the emotional lives of people scarred inside and out by World War II; and the deep and unresolved prejudices toward the island's Japanese Americans, who were interned during the war--a tragedy that led to financial advantage for some islanders. Marinker deliberately but nimbly moves from the characters' distinctive voices to the poignant interior perspectives of the soulful, wounded Chambers as he tells a combination love story, murder mystery, and painful history lesson. (Running time: 15 hours, 10 cassettes) --Lou Schuler

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