New York: Riverhead Books, 2023.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author in ink at title page. Stated first printing. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Bound in cream paper over boards with spine backed in green and lettered in gilt. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
A taut and electrifying novel from celebrated bestselling author Lauren Groff, about one spirited girl alone in the wilderness, trying to survive
A servant girl escapes from a colonial settlement in the wilderness. She carries nothing with her but her wits, a few possessions, and the spark of god that burns hot within her. What she finds in this terra incognita is beyond the limits of her imagination and will bend her belief in everything that her own civilization has taught her.
Lauren Groff’s new novel is at once a thrilling adventure story and a penetrating fable about trying to find a new way of living in a world succumbing to the churn of colonialism. The Vaster Wilds is a work of raw and prophetic power that tells the story of America in miniature, through one girl at a hinge point in history, to ask how—and if—we can adapt quickly enough to save ourselves.(Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #13873