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Larry's Party by  Carol Shields - Signed First Edition - 1997 - from Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA (SKU: 2026)

Larry's Party

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Larry's Party

by Shields, Carol

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
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ISBN 10
0670873926
ISBN 13
9780670873920
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Viking, 1997. First Edition (first US printing). The eighth novel by the author of THE STONE DIARIES, a "CAT scan" of the life of a man heading towards the millennium. Fine/Fine. Signed by Shields on the title page. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

Synopsis

The San Diego Tribune called The Stone Diaries a "universal study of what makes women tick." With Larry's Party Carol Shields has done the same for men. Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary by his creator's perception, irony, and tenderness. Larry's Party gives us, as it were, a CAT scan of his life, in episodes between 1977 and 1997, that seamlessly flash backward and forward. We follow this young floral designer through two marriages and divorces, and his interactions with his parents, friends, and a son. Throughout, we witness his deepening passion for garden mazes--so like life, with their teasing treachery and promise of reward. Among all the paradoxes and accidents of his existence, Larry moves through the spontaneity of the seventies, the blind enchantment of the eighties, and the lean, mean nineties, completing at last his quiet, stubborn search for self. Larry's odyssey mirrors the male condition at the end of our century with targeted wit, unerring poignancy, and faultless wisdom.

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book dealer
Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2026
Title
Larry's Party
Author
Shields, Carol
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670873926
ISBN 13
9780670873920
Publisher
Viking
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1997
Keywords
General Literary Fiction
Bookseller catalogs
Catalog 58;

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Bill Leone, Bookseller is a family owned business specializing in Modern Literary First Editions.

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