Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
A bright first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with small rubbed spot to front edge and minor edgewear;
Richard North Patterson’s Eyes of a Child is a lyrical and powerful exploration of childhood innocence and experience. The novel follows the intertwined lives of three children—Tommy, Jimmy, and Maria—whose innocence is quickly eroded by the harsh realities of life in a vibrant but violent Boston neighborhood in the early 1960s. The children are forced to confront the harsh realities of life, including the violence and poverty that pervades their neighborhood, but they also find solace and understanding in each other and in the simple things in life. Patterson’s lyrical prose captures the beauty and innocence of childhood while also depicting the harsh realities of urban life in the 1960s.; 8vo; 593 pages.