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Norman, Howard. THE NORTHERN LIGHTS. New York City, NY: Summit Books, 1987. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 236 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of the last two decades of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. One of a handful of books on Canada by an American writer that our quirky Northern distant cousins have embraced wholeheartedly. "Does cultural imperialism know no limits? Here's an American author who presumes to write about our very own North Country, and, what is worse, does a wonderful job of it. Unforgettable" (Toronto Sunday Star). "I love this book. It is gentle and funny and mysterious and full of truths, and therefore beautiful" (Peter Matthiessen). A pitch-perfect novel, it has a glowing yet unsentimental warmth that makes it indelible indeed. A masterpiece, this is a "must-have" title for Howard Norman collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by Howard Norman. It is signed directly on the page, not on a tipped-in page or a bookplate. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Most copies available online have major flaws. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HOWARD NORMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0671532316. $150.00

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