From his experiences as a naval officer in battles off Okinawa during World War II, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. He soon inhabits a world where marriages fail as affairs ignite, alcohol reigns, writers struggle, and publishers hustle. It is a world in which to immerse himself, a world of intimate ...
From his experiences as a naval officer in battles off Okinawa during World War II, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. He soon inhabits a world where marriages fail as affairs ignite, alcohol reigns, writers struggle, and publishers hustle. It is a world in which to immerse himself, a world of intimate connections and surprising triumphs. But the deal that Philip cannot seem to close is love: one marriage goes bad; another fails to happen; and, finally, he meets a woman who enthrals, then betrays him, setting him on a course he could never have imagined for himself. Written with Salter's signature economy of prose, All That Is fiercely, fluidly explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change: a dazzling, sometimes devastating labyrinth of love and ambition, of the small shocks and grand pleasures of being alive. All That Is is a sweeping, seductive love story set in post-World War II America that tells of one man's great passions and regrets over the course of his lifetime and draws together the great themes of Salter's writing: warfare, love, sex and marriage, and what it means to write.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO PREVIOUS OWNER BY JAMES SALTER. 1st Edition. Hard bound in dust jacket. Corners are slightly bumped. Dust jacket shows some wear, otherwise in very good condition.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Later printing, signed by author on title page, DJ rubbed with some wear and small closed tears, one small tear at head of spine, otherwise very clean and bright.
Very fine in very fine unclipped dj. First U.K. Edition. A Novel. Signed by Salter on the title-page. First U.K. edition, first hardcover, with full number line on copyright page. A sweeping, seductive love story set in the years after World War II. Enthusiastic dj comment by John Banville, Julian Barnes, Tim O'Brien, and Edmund White. 8vo boards.
Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 9781400043132. Signed by Salter on the title page. A bump to the tail of the spine and a slighter bump to the bottom corner. The author's first full-length novel in three decades, it quickly went into reprints.; Signed by Author.
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