"how the world hurts hurts a star this world is painted on a wild dark metal": FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHORS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNING NOVEL; LENGTHILY INSCRIBED BY PETER MATTHIESSEN
Item Number: 84567
New York: The Modern Library, 2008.
First edition of the author’s National Book Award-winning Watson trilogy. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the title page, "For ____ ______ how the world hurts hurts a star this world is painted on a wild dark metal, P.M. 11/20/2013." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Abby Weintraub. The inscription is from the last quote from this novel.
"Gorgeously written and unfailingly compelling, Shadow Country is the exhilarating masterwork of [Matthiessen's] career, every bit as ambitious as Moby Dick" (National Geographic). "Peter Mattiessen consolidates his epic masterpiece of Florida -- and crafts something even better[He] deserves credit for decades of meticulous research and obsessive details and soaring prose that converted the Watson legend into critically acclaimed literature.Anyone wanting an explanation for what happened to Florida can now find it in a single novel, a great American novel" (Miami Herald).