Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.
An attractive first American edition/first printing seemingly unread in about Fine condition, minute bump to top corner in alike dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number.
In this brilliantly written and powerful novel, Barnes takes us on a journey of discovery as an old man, nearing the end of his life, revisits his childhood in Sicily and the pivotal moment when his family uprooted and moved to England.
The novel alternates between the present day and the past, as the old man tells his story to a young American backpacker, telling her his version of the story of his family, which she has reconstructed from interviews with members of his family.
As the old man tells his story, he recalls vividly the day in 1961 when his family, just six people, packed their belongings and boarded a ship for England.
Staring at the Sun is a story of love, loss, and redemption, of a family’s search for a new home and their hope for a better future. It is a story of the power of story, of the way that memory can shape our lives and determine the course of our destiny.; 8vo ; FSA.