THE AIR WE BREATHE.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Norton, (2007). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the fall of 1916 as "Americans debate whether to enter the European war. 'Preparedness parades' march and headlines report German spies. But in an isolated community in the Adirondacks, the danger is barely felt. At Tamarack Lake the focus is on the sick. Wealthy tubercular patients live in private cure cottages; charity patients, mainly immigrants, fill the large public sanatorium." But the well-intended gesture meaning of a newly arrived patient leads to both a to a tragic accident and a surge of anti-immigrant prejudice and vigilante sentiment. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp plus a family tree. ISBN: 978-0393061086.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.