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 ...
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.
Good in Very Good+ jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Ex-library copy. Spine slant and usual marks to book. Jacket has no library marks but front flap has been uniformly clipped along edge so that half of the 5 in the $8.95 price is missing. Else just couple light tape marks to back of jacket.
Black cloth and mauve boards, mauve endpapers. Large Sept., 1975, ink owner inscription, and a small area crossed out with black felt tip pen, on the front pastedown (almost entirely hidden by the jacket flap). light foxing to page edges; small ding to lower edge of front board and soft shallow groove across bottom page edges; two light soil spots in rear board; else a VG copy. Dust jacket has a nick and small rubbed spot at head of spine; small rubbed spot to upper outer corner; near fine otherwise, colours bright, flap price intact. Despite the defects, they are not immediately obvious and the copy presents well. The author's second book and first novel, about a Vietnam vet and his brother trapped by a blizzard in the Arrowhead country of Minnesota, "a brilliant investigation into the nature of courage". A cheaply made book (perfect bound) printed in a small edition of 5K copies, it is rather scarce today in first printing. O'Brien's first book was an accalimed memoir of his experiences as a soldier there. His second novel, GOING AFTER CACCIATO (1978) won a National Book Award. His 1990 collection of stories, THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, is for my momey the greatest piece of creative writing about the Vietnam War and is certainly amongst the most moving. O'Brien is a very fine writer.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. Hardcover. 8vo. Delacorte Press. 1975. 356 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Signed by Tim O'Brien on the title page. DJ has shelf-wear present to the DJ (tears and missing pieces present from the front panel along the gutter). No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Tim O'Brien's debut novel demonstrates the emotional complexity and enthralling narrative tension that later earned him the National Book Award. At its core is the relationship between two brothers: one who went to Vietnam and one who stayed at home. As the two brothers struggle against an unexpected blizzard in Minnesota's remote north woods, what they discover about themselves and each other will change both of them for ever. E-23; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 356 pages; Signed by Author.
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.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author First (UK) printing (one of 900 copies). SIGNED (without inscription) by the author on the title page. Slight age toning, else fine in a fine, unclipped dustjacket.
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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