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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 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Howard Norman's "The Northern Lights". 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. A pitch-perfect novel, it has a glowing yet unsentimental warmth that makes it indelible" (Peter Matthiessen). An absolute "must-have" title for Howard Norman collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Howard Norman. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER HOWARD NORMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0671532316. $50.00

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