LIFE IN THE AIR OCEAN: Stories.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of nine interrelated stories which move back in forth in time to give us a picture of two generations of a Tennessee family. Cover praise from Robert Olen Butler, Peter Cameron and Annie Proulx who comments "These nine stories, spare and pellucid in style, sometimes wrenchingly painful in content, introduce a brilliant new American voice. These stories take up the contradictions of life where brutal situations are balanced by the blind and persistent human endurance that lets us continue to live." SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-37540063X.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.