Dubin’s Lives by Bernard Malamud lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Dubins Lives is a moving tale of love and marriage, a rich and subtle novel by Bernard Mala-mud, master of the surprises and joys of fiction.
William Dubin, prize-winning biographer of H. D. Thoreau, is the steadfast, somewhat comic hero. Dubin learns from lives, or thinks he does: those he writes, those he shares, the life he lives. Here he is, in his later middle age, seeking youth, adventure, greater accomplishment, his secret self. The obsession of biography is supplanted by the obsession of love. He suffers, he loses his bearings. His sensible, lovely wife, Kitty, gets short shrift. He finds it impossible to placate his grownup children. As Dubin, a demon for discipline, runs, walks, diets even tries to read his way back to the productive creative life he is struggling to complete a major work, The Passion of D. H. Lawrence. Change redemption? eludes him until he is driven to tempt fate in unpredictable ways.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little tanned and slightly pulled at the head and foot of the uppper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
362 pages. 9¼” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Fiction Author: M category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…