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Mason, Bobbie Ann. FEATHER CROWNS. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 454 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

The author's third novel. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "In her longest, most ambitious work, Bobbie Ann Mason chronicles the spiritual and emotional journey taken by Christie Wheeler, a Kentucky farmer's wife who gives birth to quintuplets in the spring of 1900. The evocative physical detail, tart dialogue, wry humor and striking ability to capture the rich complexity of working people's lives that distinguished Mason's earlier books are linked to a more overtly philosophical quest for meaning that marks this novel as an exciting extension of the writer's already considerable talents. The novel is a meditation on modern celebrity culture: Hordes of people take the train to gawk at the infants, and in one truly shocking moment, a man enters through a window and disturbs the nursing Christie" (Publisher's Weekly and our comments). As long as the novel is, it goes down smoothly in one or several readings. A triumph. A "must-have" title for Bobbie Ann Mason collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Bobbie Ann Mason. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the true First Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Many available copies online have serious flaws. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American writers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER BOBBIE ANN MASON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0060167807. $50.00

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