LIFE IN THE AIR OCEAN: Stories.
Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. SIGNED 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. 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. Picture of cover art stapled inside front cover. 161 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in pale blue printed wrappers (lower corner creased)