Viking Penguin Inc, 1988, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
This is the first USA edition. Size: Octavo 8vo 22.80 to 15.25cm tall. 312 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . In these 21 stories, prize-winning Australian author Jolley reveals to us the quiet lives of ordinary people at conflict with their environment, delinquent children, older relatives, marriage partners, and even squatters, as painfully aware of their failures as their dreams. Her characters range from single mothers to traveling salesmen, wood cutters, immigrants, and charwomen, all of whose lives overlap like patchwork quilting. The background to these stories is always Australia, but the conflicts are universal, and they are communicated to us with a sparseness of language that could be Chekov's, with the pleasing gentleness of a Barbara Pym. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; Australia; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0670821136. ISBN/EAN: 9780670821136. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3048.