From the author of Mariette in Ecstacy--soon to be a major motion picture--comes an ingenious murder mystery set on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and revolving around the love of a father for his son. When Colorado rancher Atticus Cody receives word that his son has committed suicide, he travels down to Mexico to recover the body. But what he ...
From the author of Mariette in Ecstacy--soon to be a major motion picture--comes an ingenious murder mystery set on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and revolving around the love of a father for his son. When Colorado rancher Atticus Cody receives word that his son has committed suicide, he travels down to Mexico to recover the body. But what he finds there convinces Atticus that his son was murdered.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0060182172. A very clean copy of the First Edition in in a clean jacket. SIGNED by Hansen! ; 1.1 x 8.3 x 5.4 Inches; 247 pages; Ron Hansen's deeply affecting new novel opens in winter on the high plains of Colorado, where rancher Atticus Cody receives an unexpected visit from his wayward young son. An artist and wanderer, Scott has recently settled into a life of heavy drinking and recklessness among expatriates and Mexicans in the little town of Resurreccion on the Caribbean coast. Weeks later, Atticus himself goes down to Mexico to recover the body of his son, thinking he has committed suicide. Puzzled by what he finds in Resurreccion, he begins to suspect that Scott has been murdered. Atticus is the story of a father's fierce love for his son, a love so steadfast and powerful that it bends the impersonal forces of destiny to its own will. As Atticus uncovers the story of his son's death, fitting together the pieces of the mosaic that was Scott's life in Mexico and encountering a group of disturbing characters along the way he suffers a father's grief and rage, but is driven forward in his quest to understand by the even more powerful force of a father's love. Written in the sensuous prose style of Ron Hansen's earlier works of fiction, Atticus is a suspenseful murder mystery, as vivid and precise in its imagery as the highly acclaimed Mariette in Ecstasy. Illuminating those often obscure chambers of the human heart, Atticus is finally a novel about deeply rooted, almost unfathomable love, a mystery that Ron Hansen's fiction explores with a passion and intensity no reader will be able to resist.; Signed by Author.
Very Good. Inscribed by the Author First edition, softcover, Advance Reading Copy (ARC), inscribed by Hansen on the half-title, page edges lightly soiled, small coffee-spot to top edge, light bump with small dark scuff to top corners of a few pages at middle, otherwise a VG+ copy in illlustrated wraps.
Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Nominated for the National Book Award. A murder mystery which takes a father in Montana to Mexico to reclaim the body of his son only to begin to discover the circumstances of his son's death.
Near Fine. Signed by Hansen. An Uncorrected Proof in glossy wrappers. The story of a 67-year-old Colorado cattle man who goes to Mexico to retrieve the body of his younger son, an artist, alcoholic and, finally, a suicide. Shortlisted for the National Book Award.; Signed by Author.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Book Very Good in Very Good jacket null Very Good in Very Good jacket 8vo-over 7? ? "-9? ? " tall. Signed and Dedicated By Author Clean text and DJ. Author signed and dedicated book on title page.
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