On a lake deep in the Minnesota woods, Kathy Wade comforts her husband John, a rising political star, after a devastating electoral defeat. But it is ...Show synopsisOn a lake deep in the Minnesota woods, Kathy Wade comforts her husband John, a rising political star, after a devastating electoral defeat. But it is clear that something is horribly wrong between them - too much has been hidden. Then Kathy vanishes, along with their boat.Hide synopsis
Description:Near Fine. in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed and...Near Fine. in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed and Dated By Author. A NEAR FINE copy of the FIRST EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. In FINE jacket. SIGNED and DATED by TIM O'BRIEN on the title page. DATED: JAN. 1st., 1994. This is the date of publication for the novel. The author has also written the novel's FIRST LINE above his signature and the date on the title page. : " IN SEPTEMBER, AFTER THE PRIMARY, THEY RENTED AN OLD YELLOW COTTAGE..". A very special/unique copy thus of the signed first edition.
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence,
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH),
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John's political career is finished after it suffers a devastating defeat when stories of a Viet Nam massacre cover-up surface and are connected to him. John and his wife Kathy escape the ridicule of the public eye to their lake cabin in the deep woods of Minnesota. While at the cabin, Kathy disappears without a trace. Did she leave with her lover, flee alone, or did John, in his increasing insanity, kill her? Or are John and Kathy planning a deep woods escape across the border to Canada to live out their lives in obscurity? The story is told throughout in the voices of others. It is extremely well-written, haunting and near impossible to put down. Not for the squeamish, it is never-the-less, one fantastic read.
What really happened to John Wade when he was a soldier in Vietnam? And what really happened to his recently-missing wife, Kathy? O'Brien's book traces John's life from childhood to present, just after John's failed bid at running for Congress. We get snippets of truth and differing perceptions as the people in John's life, from Kathy's distraught relatives to John's childhood acquaintances, offer pieces of the puzzle, sometimes only one line at a time. A great read, but not for someone who needs absolute answers about "what really happened." You'll have to decide for yourself as you read this sometimes graphic and often haunting story.
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