Title: A Piece Of My Heart
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Advance reading copy. Flat SIGNED by Richard Ford on the title page. Review material and early book synopsis are laid in. The volume is edge worn and has a vertical crease extending about half way up the rear cover. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 12062004
Synopsis: Two men on very different searches converge in a desolate pocket of the American frontier. Robard Hughes has raced across the country in pursuit of a woman, and Sam Newel is hunting for the missing part of himself. On an uncharted island in the Mississippi, both these godless pilgrims find what they have been searching for in an explosion of shocking violence. The novel that launched the career of one of America's literary masters, A Piece of My Heart is a tour-de-force that does justice to Ford's diverse literary gifts: his unerring eye for detail, his pitch-perfect ear for dialogue, and his sharp understanding of human nature.
From the Inside Flap: Ford's mesmerizing first novel is the story of two godless pilgrims. Robard Hewes has driven across the country in the service of a destructive passion. Sam Newell is seeking the missing piece of himself. When these men converge, on an uncharted island in the Mississippi, each discovers the thing he's looking for--amid a conflagration of violence that's as shocking as it is inevitable.
"This is one of those books that hit you hard...a story filled with breathing characters and genius-crafted dialogue between moments of consummate description.... I can't be unbiased. I'm mad for this book."--Elizabeth Ashton, Houston Chronicle
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