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Petterson, Per (Translated by Charlotte Barslund). I CURSE THE RIVER OF TIME: THE LIMITED EDITION. Minneapolis, MN: Graywolf Press, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 238 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fourth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The Limited Slipcased Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a bookplate. Published in a small and limited print run whose number is not specified as part of Powell's valuable "Indiespensable" Series. The edition is beautifully produced, uses the original archival sheets of Graywolf Press, comes in an austerely elegant black cloth slipcase, and includes supplementary materials that are available only through the edition. The Limited Slipcased Edition is now scarce. Presents Per Petterson's "Jeg forbanner tidens elv" in a felicitous English translation. The fourth novel by Per Petterson to be translated into English. It is a prequel to his second novel, "In The Wake" (2006). "Examines lives half-lived, ending and perhaps beginning anew. In 1989, 37-year-old Arvid Jansen's marriage is ending and his mother is dying of cancer. Hoping to leave his marital woes behind in Oslo, Jansen follows his Danish-born mother to her home country, to the beach house where the family spent summers. During the ferry ride and the following days in Denmark, Jansen recalls his childhood bond with his mother and his decision, after two years of college, to leave school and join his fellow Communists in the factories. He struggles with his commitment to Communism - the title is a line from a poem by Mao Tse Tung - and with his place in his family and the larger world. Petterson blends hope with gorgeously evoked melancholy to come up with a heart-breaking and cautiously optimistic work" (Allison Block). An absolute "must-have" edition for Per Petterson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the Front Limited Edition Page by Per Petterson. It should not be confused with copies that are signed on a bookplate. In addition to the black cloth slipcase, it comes with supplementary materials that are available only through this edition. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Slipcased Edition still 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 rare signed copy thus. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2007 for "Out Stealing Horses". One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PER PETTERSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1555975569. $100.00

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