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1 Gifford, Barry A Good Man to Know: A Semi-Documentary Fictional Memoir
Livingston, MT Clark City Press 1992 0944439365 / 9780944439364 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Barry Gifford on the title page! Rudy Winston was a good man to know in South-Side Chicago in the thirties, forties and fifties, and Barry Gifford brings him to life from three very different points of view: through the eyes of his son, through obituaries and news stories, and through an FBI report on a caper called the "Gulf Coast Bank Sneak." The Chicago that Gifford brings to life is glamorous, vital and saturated by by the mob; men specialize in quick profit and favors and fall victim to sudden shifts in fortune. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Gifford, Barry American Falls: The Collected Short Stories
New York, New York Seven Stories Press 2002 158322470X / 9781583224700 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Barry Gifford on the title page! "American Falls" is the first major collection of short stories from Barry Gifford, master chronicler of the dark and restless American psyche. These stories range widely in style and period, from the 1950s to the present, from absurdist exercises to romantic tales, from stories about childhood innocence to novellas of murder and revenge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Gifford, Barry Landscape With Traveler
New York, NY Dutton 1980 0525143440 / 9780525143444 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Barry Gifford on the title page! Barry Gifford's first full-length novel is an unusual, captivating exploration into the life of a single man. Written in the form used by the classic Japanese writer Sei Shonagon in her "Pillow Book" - short, essayistic stories or tales woven around a central moral - this landscape is the self-portrait of a man who, often swept away by passion in his youth, approaches his later years with increasing distance and an almost Zen-like tranquility. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 Gifford, Barry Night People
New York, New York Grove Press 1992 0802115381 / 9780802115386 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Barry Gifford on the title page! In "Night People," Gifford draws his characters from the shadows of the Deep South, where they confront rape, relgious fanaticism, sexual confusion, racial discrimination, AIDS, child abuse, poverty - in other words, the United States at the end of the twentieth century. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Gifford, Barry The Phantom Father: A Memoir
New York, NY Harcourt 1997 0151002509 / 9780151002504 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Barry Gifford on the title page. "The Phantom Father" brilliantly evokes the mystery and allure of Rudy Winston's world and the constant presence he left on his son's life. In Barry Gifford's portrait of that presence Rudy Winston is a good man to know, sometimes a dangerous man to know, and always a fascinating man. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Gifford, Barry Wild at Heart: The Story of Sailor and Lula
New York, NY Grove Press 1990 0802111815 / 9780802111814 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Barry Gifford on the title page! Tender, funny, often bizarre, "Wild at Heart" is about strangers who meet on the common ground of their humanity, confronting us with the beauty of life's most ordinary details and the tragedy in a day's decisions. Exquisitely and precisely told, this story of a fevered dash toward a thin, elusive ray of hope brings us face to face with a world that, as Lulu says, is "weird on top and wild at heart." Basis for the film version by David Lynch featuring Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern. 
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