At the age of 49, after a lifetime of insomnia and midnight peril, William Cowling believes the hour has come for him to sieze control. So, he begins ...Show synopsisAt the age of 49, after a lifetime of insomnia and midnight peril, William Cowling believes the hour has come for him to sieze control. So, he begins to dig a hole in his backyard--a shelter against impending doom--much to the chagrin of his family. Ultimately, he finds he must make a choice: safety or sanity; love or fidelity to the truth. Darkly comic, poignant, and provocative, this visionary novel by the author of In the Lake of the Woods captures the essence of what it's like to be a conscious human being in the nuclear age.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good + in Very Good + jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾"...Very Good + in Very Good + jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; very lightly rubbed, remainder mark bottom edge else clean bright & tight-dj very lightly rubbed-in mylar cover.
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book Book has remainder mark at...Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book Book has remainder mark at top of page block. Dust jacket has wear at some corners and bottom and top of spine. Dust jacket protected by removable Brodart cover.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. SIGNED BY TIM O'BRIEN Dustjacket is bright...Fine in Fine jacket. SIGNED BY TIM O'BRIEN Dustjacket is bright and clean; book has a red remainder stripe on the top of the text block. Else fine.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth...Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 312 p. It says First Edition but it looks like other printings but am not sure. Copyright@ 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 Prompt and Reliable Service In Brodart covering Signature on Title Page
Description:Very Good in J Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 73/4"-93/4" Tall (tall...Very Good in J Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 73/4"-93/4" Tall (tall) Signed by authoron title page. Slight shelfwear; sticker residue on endpaper. , 312 pages. Author's fourth book (following the award-winning "Going After Cacciato"); novel concerning the life and fears of one William Cowling, set 10 years in the future (i.e., 1995). Signed: I Signed by Author.
Description:Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; [viii], 312 pages. 039454286X. A...Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; [viii], 312 pages. 039454286X. A handsome First Edition/First Printing in about Fine, unread condition with minute wear/sunning to edges, in alike dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number; O'Brien's novel about the anxiety felt growing up as a child of the nuclear age who, as an adult, begins to dig a really big hole in his backyard to install a bomb shelter. From the author of Going after Cacciato and The Things They Carried
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