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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. Fine/Fine.

The author's fourth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. Review Copy. Review Materials laid-in. 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 Ethan Canin's "Carry Me Across The Water". His fourth and most fully realized novel. "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). An absolute "must-have" title for Ethan Canin collectors. This is a Review Copy. The Review Materials are laid-in. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only Review Copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine 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 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 American writers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ETHAN CANIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $20.00

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