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Pulitzer Prize Winner and "New York Times" Bestseller
"There are few perfect debut American novels. . . . To this list ought to be added Paul Harding's devastating first book, "Tinkers." . . . Harding has written a masterpiece." --NPR
"In Paul Harding's stunning first novel, we find what readers, writers and reviewers live for." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
""Tinkers" is truly remarkable." --Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Home, Gilead, " and "Housekeeping"
An old man lies dying. Propped up in his living room and surrounded by his children and grandchildren, George Washington Crosby drifts in and out of consciousness, back to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in Maine. As the clock repairer's time winds down, his memories intertwine with those of his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler and his grandfather, a Methodist preacher beset by madness. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, "Tinkers" is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, illness, faith, and the fierce beauty of nature.
Paul Harding is the author of two novels about multiple generations of a New England family: the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Tinkers" and "Enon." He has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Harvard University, and Grinnell College. He now lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.
Publisher: New York, Bellevue Literary Press: 2009
ISBN Number: 1934137197
ISBN Number 13: 9781934137192
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001432
Description: 191pp. 5.25 x 7.25 inches, teal cloth boards with silver gilt lettering on spine. Book is tight and unread with the tiniest of tiny bumps to spine heel. The original price of $25.00 remains and there are no marks in or on the book except for the author's signature to the full title page. There is a Powell's Indiespensable limited edition page following the front free endpaper with this book #119 of 750 copies. First Edition is stated and the number line runs 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. There are four blurbs on the jacket back: Marilynne Robinson, Barry Unsworth, Elizabeth McCracken, and Publishers Weekly (starred review). This was number VIII in the Indiespensable series, and it won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010. Book jacket is Brodart protected. There is an "Autographed" sticker on the jacket protector. Definitely gift quality.