BUTLER, Robert Olen
Countrymen of Bones
NY, Horizon, (1983). His third novel, set in New Mexico during the development of the atomic bomb. A literary novel, with the pace and some of the plot elements of a thriller. Anatole Broyard, reviewing it in The New York Times, called it a "brilliant novel of ideas...[that is] never pretentious or didactic... The characters embody and enact -- even dance -- the author's ideas." Signed by the author. Faint foxing to top edge; still fine in a near fine dust jacket with some rubbing on the spine. [#025949] $80
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