LEAVING THE LAND
New York: Harper & Row, 1984. SIGNED Hardcover First Edition
First printing. Author's first book - a novel set in the desolate "gumbo" land of the Western Dakotas. Dustjacket praise from Raymond Carver, John Irving and others. To quote Carver: 'Unger writes with great power and compassion about a unique virtually undiscovered landscape in American literature. "Leaving the Land" is an authentic and deeply moving drama of people trying to hold on and go on. It is a remarkable novel and one that will leave an indelible impression.' SIGNED by the author on the title page, and uncommon thus. 277 pp. Fine in a fine dustjacket. .ISBN # 0-06-0152699
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