Heart Songs (Signed copy)
Signed by E Annie Proulx, first UK edition.
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, 182pp.
Signed directly to the title page by E Annie Proulx.
An early collection of stories from E Annie Proulx. They reverberate with rural tradition, the rites of nature, and the rituals of small-town life. The country is blue-collar New England; the characters are native families and the dispossessed working class, whose heritage is challenged by the neorural bourgeoisie from the city; and the themes are as elemental as the landscape: revenge, malice, greed, passion. Told with skill and profundity and crafted by a master storyteller, these are lean, tough tales of an extraordinary place and its people.
Very good condition. The dustwrapper has one very small crease at the top of the spine but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. The book has clean pages and secure binding and is free from inscription apart from the author's.