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In a Marine Light

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Signed review copy of In a Marine Light by Raymond Carver with an additional inscription from the author.

Octavo, 206pp. Blue hardcover, title in gilt on spine. Stated “First published by Collins Harvill 1987” on copyright page. Includes a laid-in slip from the publisher advertising a June 1, 1987 publication date and asking the recipient for a review of the collection. Solid text block, foxing to top edge, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $11.50 retail price sticker affixed to front flap, a fine example.

Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For Nick, with great good wishes. Ray Carver / June 1987 / London!” Additionally signed on the title page.

Raymond Carver (1938-1988) was an influential American writer and poet, renowned for his minimalist style and relatable depiction of working-class life. He published several acclaimed short-story collections, including “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” “Cathedral,” and “Where I’m Calling From.” Carver was widely admired for his writing, receiving five O. Henry Awards throughout his career and a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1984.

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