VAN HERK, Aritha
Title: Tent Peg : A novel. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1981, ISBN:0771087020
Seller ID: 15681
VAN HERK, Aritha. The Tent Peg : A novel. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1981). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-. 8vo, red cloth spine with creampaper covered boards, gilt titles to spine. Not in Spadoni & Donnelly. The Canadian author's second novel. "Aritha van Herk, author of the Seal Books $50,000 First Novel Award, reveals a sriking new dimension to her talent w ith the intriguing story of a young woman who disguises herself as a man toobtain a job in a uranium prospecting camp deep in the Yukon mountains. J. L. -- on the run from an empty heart, desperate for solitude. Solitude thateludes her from the moment she hangs up her pots and pans in the cooktent and the men in the camp begin to drift toward her, drawn by her silence. Drifters, romantics and outcasts -- men who have come to the North in search of answers they can't define." - from the dustjacket. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 15.00