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Canin, Ethan. BLUE RIVER. Boston, MA: Houghton And Mifflin, 1991. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 220 pages. As New/As New.

The author's debut novel. One of the most important novels of the last decade of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Two very different brothers live out their separate lives and then come together after years of being apart. Dr. Edward Sellers is a wealthy ophthalmologist and responsible family man, cautious to a fault. His brother Lawrence lives in a wild, ragged world of his own unhinged imagination and shattered dreams. While Edward was always the good son, Lawrence brought his family shame. As the brothers are reunited, their past seizes them both, revealing the power of their bond, the complexity of their love, and the shocking betrayal of one by the other. A novel that plumbs the depths of family, indeed of love itself, a truly unforgettable literary event" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Ethan Canin collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Ethan Canin. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ETHAN CANIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0395498546. $50.00

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