skip to main content
Shadow Country
NY, Modern Library, (2008). The uncorrected proof copy of the single volume "rendering" of Matthiessen's "Watson Trilogy." The trilogy (Killing Mr. Watson, Lost Man's River, and Bone by Bone) had been a publishing idea that Matthiessen never quite made his peace with, causing him to rework the three books back into the single volume Shadow Country, a "director's cut" of sorts, which won the National Book Award for fiction and later the William Dean Howells Medal, an award that is given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters only once every five years "in recognition of the most distinguished American novel published during that period." It also led to Matthiessen's becoming the first writer to have won the National Book Award for both fiction and nonfiction (for The Snow Leopard). This edition includes an Author's Note about the process of rewriting the trilogy. More than 900 pages. Spine slanted; near fine in wrappers. Unmarked, but from the library of author Philip Caputo. An uncommon proof, in our experience. [#033927] SOLD

All books are first printings of first editions or first American editions unless otherwise noted.

See more items by MATTHIESSEN, Peter