"Everything was such a damned nice idea when it was an idea": First Edition of Northern Lights; Signed by Tim O’Brien

  • Northern Lights.

Northern Lights.


Item Number: 940

New York: Delacorte Press, 1975.

First edition of the author’s second book. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine a near fine dust jacket with a single small closed tear. Signed by the author on the title page as follows, "Peace Tim O’Brien "I guess we’re really brothers, aren’t we? Don’t know what that means, except it means that some of the same things we remember."

Northern Lights tells of the complex relationship between two brothers; one who went to Vietnam and one who stayed home. Caught in a blizzard in the remote woods of Minnesota, they fight for their lives while examining their past choices. "The suspense is spellbinding. . . What puts this tale above countless others is the care and eloquence of Tim O'Brien" (Chicago Sun-Times).

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