Signed first edition, first printing of this tale of love and the difficulties of interracial marriage during the Korean War, adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Marlon Brando.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
"How can I recall the journey of a young man desperately in love as he moves across the picture-book landscape of Japan to a city of canals where he will meet his beloved?"
The film, which netted 10 Academy Award nominations (of which it won four) has a much cheerier ending than the book.
New York: Random House, (1954). 8'' x 5.25''. Original black cloth-backed boards with silver and orange lettering. Original unclipped ($3.50) color pictorial dust jacket. Brown topstain. 244 pages. Signed by Michener on the "also by" page, with red author's seal. Jacket lamination lifting somewhat in places, with a bit of edgewear; some toning. Binding corners and spine ends mildly bumped. Clean and tight.
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