Guterson, David. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS. New York City, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 345 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a relatively small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents David Guterson's sensational first novel. "This is the kind of book where you can smell and hear and see the fictional world the writer has created, so palpably does the atmosphere come through. Set on an island in the straits north of Puget Sound, in Washington, where everyone is either a fisherman or a berry farmer, the story is nominally about a murder trial. But since it is set in the 1950's, lingering memories of the Second World War, internment camps, and racism help fuel suspicion of a Japanese-American fisherman, a lifelong resident of the islands. It's a great story, but the primary pleasure of the book is Guterson's rendering of the people and the place" (Publishers Weekly). The basis of the fine film by Scott Hicks, with Ethan Hawke. An absolute "must-have" title for David Guterson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by David Guterson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Copies available online command as much as $450. This is an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1994 for "Snow Falling On Cedars". One of the finest living American writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVID GUTERSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0151001006. $150.00

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