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Marilynne Robinson’s 1980 novel won a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for best first novel and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Housekeeping is a coming-of-age tale set aganist the backdrop of a isloated Pacific Northwest town. Fingerbone, an all but forgotten place, is overshadowed by the new post war America. Its narrator, a teenage girl named Ruth, had likewise been exiled from conventional comforts. Her family story is an extended study in abandonment, madness and tragedy. The tale is a meditation on what is needed to sustain one’s self and household aganist the forces of nature by which it is constantly eroded. Walker Percy called Housekeeping “a story told in a language as sharp and clear as light and air and water”.

Description: True first printing, hard bound with price clipped dust jacket. Some minor wear to edges of dust jacket. Some fading to edges of boards, otherwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight. A Scarce copy of a classic modern first edition.

Bookseller Inventory # 14079


Robinson, Marilynne

ISBN: 0374173133
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition

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