DALVA. A Novel

New York: Dutton/Seymour Lawrence, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. This copy is inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "To Stacy / Hooray for Art / up to a point / Yrs / Jim." Harrison has added his 'one-eye' drawing along with the date, 4/1/88.This is the story of Dalva, and the story is told in her voice, seen through her eyes, and expressed with her passion and strength. Dalva has many lovers but her first and great love is a half-Sioux whose illegitimate child she bears. This is the story of Dalva's search for her lost son who was given away for adoption. It is also the tempestuous and strange history of Dalva's family as told by her pioneer ancestor, a naturalist and explorer, who vividly re-creates in his diary the trials of the Indians with the invasion of the white man. In a nutshell: This mystic portrait of America, from the Indian wars through the confusions of Vietnam and the cynicism of the 1980s, chronicles the life and memories of a single woman. Through the prism of her experience, we see refracted the events that shaped five generations of her pioneer family. A fine crisp copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #13951
ISBN: 052524624X

Price: $350.00

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