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The Ice-Shirt by William T. Vollmann (1990 1st Hardback)


£35.00

(Book 1 of Seven Dreams Series)

Good condition used 1990 First Edition/
First Print Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Andre Deutsch Ltd, London.
Author: William T. Vollmann.
ISBN: 9780233985060.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 40mm d.

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The Ice-Shirt by William T. Vollmann (Book 1 of Seven Dreams Series)

Condition and Description:

Good condition used 1990 First Edition/ First Print Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Andre Deutsch Ltd, London.
Author: William T. Vollmann.
ISBN: 9780233985060.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 40mm d.

Intact clean condition pictorial dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and slight rubbing and signs of handling. Intact DJ spine slightly creased to top and bottom. Dust Jacket over good condition black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 404 clean tanned inside pages of English text with some b&w maps and illustrations, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Ice-Shirt by William T. Vollmann:

The time is the tenth century A.D. The newcomers are a proud and bloody-minded people whose kings once changed themselves into wolves. The Norse have advanced as implacably as a glacier from Iceland to the wastes of Greenland and from there to the place they call Vinland the Good. The natives are a bronze-skinned race who have not yet discovered iron and still see themselves as part of nature.

As William T. Vollmann tells the converging stories of these two peoples and of the Norsewomen Freydis and Gudrid, whose venomous rivalry brings frost into paradise he creates a tour-de-force of speculative history, a vivid amalgam of Icelandic saga, Inuit creation myth, and contemporary travel writing that yields a new an utterly original vision of our continent and its past.

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