NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Viking, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning Southern author's fourth novel, set in Scuffletown, a poor Indian settlement on the Lumbee River in North Carolina, in 1864 during the Civil War. When they are not fending off or involuntarily "supplying" Union soldiers and marauding gangs, they are hiding their sons from the macks, their hostile Confederate neighbors, who are rounding up Scuffletown boys for forced labor in forts and salt works. The story is told by Rhoda Strong, 20 years after these events, when she at sixteen, fell in love with Henry Lowrie, the charismatic outlaw and leader of the gang of boys and young men hiding in the woods, and was dubbed the Queen of Scuffletown. 341 pp. Illustrated family tree endpapers. Cover praise from Pat Conroy, Fred Chappell and others. ISBN: 0-670891762.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.