DAWN’S UNCERTAIN LIGHT. New York: New American Library, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Sequel to his THROUGH DARKEST AMERICA (1986). "The Through Darkest America sequence comprising THROUGH DARKEST AMERICA (1986) and DAWN'S UNCERTAIN LIGHT (1989), which gained Barrett considerable attention almost 30 years into his career, is a logical development of his earlier work. The protagonists' hegira through a most terrifyingly bleak and terminally scarred USA, though told with an exhilarating and genre-sensitive competence, conveys a sense of grieved, embedded, millennial pessimism impossible to sidestep." - SFE (online). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy. (#156788).
"First Printing, July, 1989 / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" on copyright page.