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Where Water Comes Together with Other Water

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Signed first edition of Where Water Comes Together With Other Water by Raymond Carver.

Octavo, xii, 130pp. Orange hardcover, title in orange on black cloth spine. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page, with publisher’s full number line. Solid text block, a fine example. Signed bookplate of Tess Gallagher, Carver’s future wife, affixed to the dedication page. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $13.95 retail price on front flap, touch of wear to corners.

Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For Dan — with kind regards. Ray. Carver / Oct. 25, 1985.” Also signed by the author 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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Location Published

New York


Random House


First Edition, First Printing

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Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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