Titolo: Gift for Miss Milo
Casa editrice: Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA
Data di pubblicazione: 1990
Illustratore: Grove, Jeff
Condizione libro: Near Fine
Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good
autografato: Signed by Author(s)
Edizione: 1st Edition
Clean, tight, square and bright first edition, first printing bound in dark green cloth with author's initials embossed on front cover. Author's inscription and signature opposite half-title page. No discernible flaws. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, with slight wear at upper forecorners, otherwise fine. Beautifully illustrated tale about a woman's life-long wait for a disappeared lover, told by a young girl who continues the vigil. Wahl says "It is my most personal statement, It asks What is Real, What is Imagined, What is Dreamed?" 47 pages includes pointillist illustrations in B&W and full-color. Codice inventario libreria 2080138496
Riassunto: Book by Wahl, Jan
From School Library Journal:
Mattie Sprunk, a young girl, treasures the memories of Miss Milo, who on her wedding day long ago was jilted at the altar. Miss Milo bore no grudge against her fiance because she was convinced that he had unwittingly entered another dimension and would return at any moment. Her life centered upon being perpetually prepared for this event with everything kept in readiness for his imminent reappearance. Even after Miss Milo's death, Mattie willingly (and for a small fee) makes up the four-poster bed with clean sheets according to Miss Milo's wishes. Mattie surveys this blighted love affair from a romantic point of view in total sympathy with the forebearing Miss Milo. Readers, however, may observe Miss Milo's obsession less charitably. They may find their sympathy wearing thin for Miss Milo's pathetic inability to deal with reality and get on with her life. Feminists will be particularly turned off. However, the illustrations are intriguing. The artist, using a technique of pointillism, succeeds in creating a hazy, otherworldlike effect that aptly reflects the detached mood of the story. --Phyllis G. Sidorsky, National Cathedral School, Washington, DC
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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