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FAULT LINES by Carroll James - First Edition - 1980 - from Buddenbrooks, Inc. (SKU: 31977)


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by Carroll James

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Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1980. First Edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO FELLOW AUTHOR DAN WAKEFIELD. 8vo, publisher's original half-green cloth over tan paper-covered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine, in the dustjacket. 248 pp. A pristine copy, near as mint. FIRST EDITION AND A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION COPY TO FELLOW AUTHOR DAN WAKEFIELD, FAMOUS FOR HIS WRITINGS IN BOTH FICTION AND NON-FICTION. James Carroll's book followed his very successful MADONNA RED and MORTAL FRIENDS and is a work "Rich in theme, broad in moral vision, FAULT LINES is a deeply invoking tale of two men and a woman seeking to redeem the present by atoning for the past, and of the child who stands at dead center of their desperately sincere attempts" (publisher).
In 1976 the author published his first novel, Madonna Red, which was followed by many others. He has also published eleven major works of non-fiction. He has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker and The Atlantic. His op-ed column appeared weekly in The Boston Globe for twenty-three years (1992-2015). He won the 1996 National Book Award for Nonfiction for An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us, a memoir about the Vietnam War and his relationships with his father, the American military, and the Catholic Church. He won the first PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for non-fiction. James Carroll's other works include the novels 'Prince of Peace, Mortal Friends and Family Trade,' which were New York Times bestsellers. His novels 'The City Below' and 'Secret Father' were NYT Notable Books. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was a member of the Academy's Committee on International Security Studies.


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