By: Allen Wier

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Book Condition: Very Good

AQ2 - A first edition (no additional printings) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has price clipped, some wrinkling, chipping, crease and tears the edges and corners, some scattered scratches and stains, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, foxing on the page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. In the title for this, his first novel, Allen Wier names both the place-a small town in the Texas hill country, circa 1959-and the condition of the quietly desperate daily lives of his vividly realized characters. Ephemerality, mortality, and love are the themes of Blanco. Although Wier deals with a raw and unremitting world of loneliness and violence, it is a world that he has transformed by the power of his shaping imagination and made immediate and exciting. 8.5"x5.75", 234 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Allen Wier is an American writer and a professor at the University of Tennessee. Wier was born in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas and spent parts of his childhood in Louisiana and Mexico. He taught at Longwood College, Carnegie-Mellon University, Hollins College, the University of Texas, Florida International University, and the University of Alabama where he directed the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. He held the Hodge's Chair for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Tennessee and, 2016-2019, the Watkins Endowed Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Murray State University. In 2003, Wier was inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers, along with Barry Hannah and Yusef Komunyakaa. He is widely published in anthologies and periodicals, including The New York Times, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. Wier was previously married to the poet Dara Wier.

Title: Blanco

Author: Allen Wier

Categories: Signed Fiction, Author's First Novel, Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Louisiana State University Press: 1978

ISBN: 0807104736

ISBN 13: 9780807104736

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: EC9473BB