Tongues of Angels
New York: Scribner, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket.
SIGNED with an Inscription by the author.
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing.
Fine / Fine. Item #012640
This evocative novel explores the nature of love, memory, and artistry. Bridge Boatner is a middle-aged painter looking back to the summer of 1954 when he worked as a counselor at a boys' camp in the Smokey Mountains, a summer that had a profound effect on his vision as an artist.
Central to the story is the figure of Raphael Noren, a 14-year-old with extraordinary abilities as an Indian dancer whose fate is to die young but who "plainly prized the world" despite the hard knocks he'd received.