"We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them": First Edition of Trying To Save Piggy Sneed; Inscribed by John Irving to Peter Matthiessen

  • Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.


Item Number: 4658

New York: Arcade Publishing, 1996.

First edition of this collection of short stories. Octavo, original half cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to author and fellow National Book Award winning novelist Peter Matthiessen and his wife, "For Peter & Maria- directing your attention to the 2nd piece of the collection first, the memoir called "The Imaginary Girlfriend," but also wishing you a Merry Christmas (1995)- with love John Irving." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jeffrey Fisher. Author photographs by Mary Ellen Mark and Isolde Ohlbaum.

"Supple and energetic as a stylist, Mr. Irving also knows just how to create in the reader's mind a vivid impression of an existing world *and just how to populate it" (The New York Times Book Review).

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