Look How the Fish Live by J.F. Powers [FIRST EDITION / 1975]
Look How the Fish Live: A New Collection of Stories by J.F. Powers
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  ALFRED A KNOPF
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition. Dust jacket has some light shelf / edge wear and some tanning. Book itself looks and reads like new.
A collection of short stories about provincial life in the American Midwest and published for the first time in Britain. Powers, an American author with a reputation for being alert to the humour stored up in every human drama, and who lists among his admirers such literary figures as Evelyn Waugh, Flannery O'Connor and Anthony Burgess, has been described by Jonathan Raban as "one of the funniest, most socially exact, most heart rending and most thoroughly enjoyable writers alive". J.F. Powers lives in Minnesota, and is the award-winning author of "Prince of Darkness", "The Presence of Grace" and "Morte d'Urban". His new novel, "Wheat that springeth green" is published simultaneously by Chatto.