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Petterson, Per (Translated by Anne Born). TO SIBERIA: A NOVEL. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 248 pages. As New/As New.

The author's debut novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents Per Petterson's first novel (1996), published in the United States twelve years later following the sensational success of his international breakthrough, "Out Stealing Horses" (2007). "Has all of Petterson's haunted charms. As an unnamed young girl and her big brother, Jesper (who calls her Sistermine), grow up in rural Second World War-era Denmark, the two cope with distant parents, an eccentric extended family, and the cold wind. Jesper longs to go south to Morocco; Sistermine yearns for the plains of Siberia, foreshadowing lives that will diverge. The book builds up slowly, casting a spell of beauty and devastation that matches the bleak but dazzling climate that enshrouds Sistermine's young life" (Library Journal). A "must-have" title for Per Petterson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by Per Petterson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First American Edition still available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2007 for "Out Stealing Horses". One of the greatest living writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PER PETTERSON AND GERBRAND BAKKER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1555975062. $150.00

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