Tinkers [SIGNED FIRST EDITION, 5th PRINTING]. Paul Harding.

Tinkers [SIGNED FIRST EDITION, 5th PRINTING]

New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2009.

First Edition. Paperback. Signed by author. First Edition, 5th Printing. 7" X 5". 191pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. A highly presentable signed copy of this 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Paul Harding.

ABOUT THIS BOOK:
An old man lies dying. Confined to bed in his living room, he sees the walls around him begin to collapse, the windows come loose from their sashes, and the ceiling plaster fall off in great chunks, showering him with a lifetime of debris: newspaper clippings, old photographs, wool jackets, rusty tools, and the mangled brass works of antique clocks. Soon, the clouds from the sky above plummet down on top of him, followed by the stars, till the black night covers him like a shroud. He is hallucinating, in death throes from cancer and kidney failure.

A methodical repairer of clocks, he is now finally released from the usual constraints of time and memory to rejoin his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler, whom he had lost seven decades before. In his return to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in the backwoods of Maine, he recovers a natural world that is at once indifferent to man and inseparable from him, menacing and awe inspiring.

Tinkers is about the legacy of consciousness and the porousness of identity from one generation to the next. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, it is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.(Publisher). Very good +. Item #8388
ISBN: 9781934137123

Price: $35.00

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