New York: Scribner, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the title page, tall 8vo, butterscotch quarter cloth with gold lettering on spine over off-white speckled boards, archival plastic film protects the pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with detail of an angel from Pietro Della Francesca's, Madonna del Parto, 463 pages +  About the Author. 1 lb 10 oz. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3661
Robert Hallenga (b.1941 - ) is a Midwestern novelist. He began writing fiction at Knox College and became a Professor and now Distinguished Writer in Residence. He published his first story in 1973, and his first novel (after many rejections) in 1994. The author's first six novels are: The Sixteen Pleasures, THE FALL OF A SPARROW, Blues Lessons, Philosophy Made Simple, and The Italian Lover, Snakewoman of Little Egypt. The Confessions of Frances Godwin, will be published in Spring/Summer 2014
THE FALL OF A SPARROW deals with the moral reawakening of a classics professor from a Midwestern college. He finds new awareness after attending the trial of Italian terrorists whose bombing killed his eldest daughter--an event that also led to his wife leaving him.
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