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Canin, Ethan. CARRY ME ACROSS THE WATER. New York City, NY: Random House, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 206 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fourth novel. Review Copy. Review Materials laid-in. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "He tells the story of 78-year-old German immigrant August Kleinman. Having recently lost his beloved wife and sensing that the end is near, August flashes back to key moments in his past, struggling to see the patterns that have shaped his life. He escaped Nazi Germany when he was just a boy, and his mother's courage and counsel ('Take the advice of no one') always stayed with him. He fought in World War II, married his high-school sweetheart, had three children, and made a fortune by starting his own brewery. August misses his wife terribly and frets about what to do with his money, but the key moment he returns to again and again is a frightening confrontation he had with a young Japanese soldier in a cave. He ultimately decides to go to Japan, where he intends to make reparations to the family of the young soldier. Canin struggles mightily here to reach for the resonance of fable. There are some beautiful passages, most notably in the wry exchanges between August and his daughter-in-law" (Publishers Weekly). A "must-have" title for Ethan Canin collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for some time and is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the Review Copy/First Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "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 0679456791. $20.00

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