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  • Sinclair, Iain
    DOWNRIVER (or, the Vessels of Wrath), a Narrative in Twelve Tales.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, and the first to be published in the US - winner of Britain's Encore Prize for best second novel and of the James Tait Memorial Prize . Highly praised by writers ranging from Angela Carter to Peter Ackroyd to Barbara Guest, this has been called a "remarkable book: part apocalyptic documentary, part moth-eaten ghost story, part detective story." The UK Kirkus review said this "traces the ruins of Margaret Thatcher's reign through the lens of a fictional film crew that has been hired to make a documentary about what's left of London's river life. The Thames may still flow through the heart of London, but life…

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    New York: Random House, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, and the first to be published in the US - winner of Britain's Encore Prize for best second novel and of the James Tait Memorial Prize . Highly praised by writers ranging from Angela Carter to Peter Ackroyd to Barbara Guest, this has been called a "remarkable book: part apocalyptic documentary, part moth-eaten ghost story, part detective story." The UK Kirkus review said this "traces the ruins of Margaret Thatcher's reign through the lens of a fictional film crew that has been hired to make a documentary about what's left of London's river life. The Thames may still flow through the heart of London, but life along its shores has dramatically changed. "Downriver" is a savage, satirical quest to understand how people's lives, a government's policies, and a legendary urban waterland conspire together in a boggling display of self-destruction.". ISBN: 0-679-42062-2.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 4747
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  • Watkins, Paul
    CALM AT SUNSET, CALM AT DAWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - His second book, the story of a young man growing up in a family who worked fishing boats of the coast of New England for generations and who has the lure of the sea in his blood, despite the brutality and treacherousness of this life. Winner of the Encore Prize in England. Watkins spent several seasons working on trawlers himself. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-395-509599.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 35769
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  • Watkins, Paul
    CALM AT SUNSET, CALM AT DAWN.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. dj. Hardcover - His second book, the story of a young man growing up in a family who worked fishing boats of the coast of New England for generations and who has the lure of the sea in his blood, despite the brutality and treacherousness of this life. Winner of the Encore Prize in England. Watkins spent several seasons working on trawlers himself. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-395-509599.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20259
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  • CALM AT SUNSET, CALM AT DAWN by Watkins, Paul
    Watkins, Paul
    CALM AT SUNSET, CALM AT DAWN

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Century Hutchinson, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first printing of Watkin's second book, the story of a young man growing up in a family who worked fishing boats of the coast of New England for generations and who has the lure of the sea in his blood, despite the brutality and treacherousness of this life. Watkins spent several seasons working on trawlers himself. INSCRIBED on the half title page to noted collector Larry Owens. Winner of the Encore Prize. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-091739144.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80734
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  • CALM AT SUNSET, CALM AT DAWN. by Watkins, Paul
    Watkins, Paul
    CALM AT SUNSET, CALM AT DAWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second book, the story of a young man growing up in a family who worked fishing boats of the coast of New England for generations and who has the lure of the sea in his blood, despite the brutality and treacherousness of this life. INSCRIBED on the half title page to noted collector Larry Owens. Winner of the Encore Prize in England. Watkins spent several seasons working on trawlers himself. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-395-509599.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80735
    View cart More details Price: $45.00