The acclaimed novel from the award-winning author of 'If I Die in a Combat Zone', 'Going After Cacciato' and 'In the Lake of the Woods'. The action in 'Northern Lights' takes place not in Vietnam but back in the USA, as Tim O'Brien explores the after-effects of that war - on those who served, and those they left behind. Set in the frozen ...
The acclaimed novel from the award-winning author of 'If I Die in a Combat Zone', 'Going After Cacciato' and 'In the Lake of the Woods'. The action in 'Northern Lights' takes place not in Vietnam but back in the USA, as Tim O'Brien explores the after-effects of that war - on those who served, and those they left behind. Set in the frozen wilderness of north Minnesota, it concerns two brothers, one who served in Vietnam, and has returned tough, cynical and world-weary; and the other who stayed at home. When they take off on a long skiing trip together through the frozen woods, they quickly get lost in a blizzard, and are tested to their limits as they face a battle against the elements and each other.
Very Good, Very Good. 8VO, 356 pgs., Hardcover. Hardcover. Stated first printing. Two tone boards are lightly sunfaded at edges. Light rubbing. Purple endpapers are also lightly sunfaded at edges. Previous owners impressed seal on half title. Light foredge soil. Text is clean and crisp, binding is tight. Very nice color illustrated dust jacket has a few closed tears to spine ends and 1/4 inch chip missing from lower front edge. Lightly oxidized fly leaves. Very nice in protective mylar. Set in the rugged Arrohead country of Minnesota, Northern Lights tells the story of Paul and Harvey Perry-two brothers driven by a compulsion to act out the heroic demands of their dead father. They are locked by their histories into a rivalry that spirals from brotherly competitions to a final test of endurance and survival.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. First edition, first printing of O'Brien's scarce second book. Price of $8.95 intact on inside cover. Some slight fading to top of front and back covers and tops of pages, else very good condition. 356 p. DJ has slight stain on bottom front.
SIGNED. 356pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/2 blue cloth with lilac paper covered boards. Evidence of sunning to the boards underneath the dust jacket at the extremities. The spine is slightly concave. Otherwise a very good copy. The dust jacket is in very good condition as well. The edges are very gently bumped and creased. The acclaimed Vietnam novelist's third book. SIGNED by the author on a laid in bookplate.
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