New York: William Morrow, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. The author's first novel. "On May 1, 1914, the renowned photographer August Sander (one of the first to train his camera on the face of ordinary humanity) took a photograph of three young men on their way to a country dance, opening a portal between that moment and the future. This photograph has provided the impetus for Richard Powers's haunting and accomplished novel and plays central but varying roles in the three interrelated stories of which it is composed. The three farmers, stepbrothers Hubert, Peter, and Adolphe, are captured on film in their, and the century's, last moments of innocence on the brink of World War I. As the novel chronicles their way through the century's calamities, two contemporary stories unfold" A near fine copy with small traces of foxing to all edges in a near fine dust jacket. Item #14663
ISBN: 0688042015

Price: $175.00

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