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Rails Under My Back, Allen, Jeffery Renard
1 Allen, Jeffery Renard Rails Under My Back
NY FSG 2000 0374246262 / 9780374246266 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in that has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Kirkus Reviews called it "a very impressive creation: the work of an unusually gifted, disciplined, and more than promising writer." This novel has at its center two young men at the heart of America, and at the heart of a mysteriously complex family. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Afterlife: A Memoir, Antrim, Donald
2 Antrim, Donald The Afterlife: A Memoir
New York, New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006 0374299617 / 9780374299613 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Donald Antrim on the title page! In the winter of 2000, shortly after his mother's death, Donald Antrim began writing about his family. "The Afterlife" is not a temporally linear coming-of-age memoir; instead, Antrim follows a logic of unconscious life, a logic of dreams and memories, of fantasies and psychoses. This is a tender and even blackly hilarious portrait of a family - faulty, cracked, enraging - and of a man struggling to learn the nature of his origins. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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True History of the Kelly Gang, Carey, Peter
3 Carey, Peter True History of the Kelly Gang
London, UK Faber & Faber Limited 2000 0571192165 / 9780571192168 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of the UK Edition has been SIGNED by Peter Carey on the title page! Winner of the Booker Prize - Carey is one of only three writers to have won the Booker Prize twice - for "True History of the Kelly Gang" and for "Oscar and Lucinda." "True History of the Kelly Gang" is the song of Australia, and it sings its protest in a voice at once crude and delicate, menacing and heart-wrenching. Carey gives us Ned Kelly as orphan, as Oedipus, as horse thief, farmer, bushranger, reformer, bank-robber, police-killer and, finally, as his country's beloved Robin Hood. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Penguin Book of Irish Fiction, Colm Toibin
4 Colm Toibin Penguin Book of Irish Fiction
New York, New York Viking Press 2000 0670891088 / 9780670891085 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Editor
This massive (1,085 pages) volume has been SIGNED on the title page by its editor - Colm Toibin! "The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction" represents the entire canon of Irish fiction in English from Jonathan Swift, born in 1667, to Emma Donoghue, born in 1969. In his comprehensive introduction, Colm Toibin describes the particular difficulties faced by Irish writers before the twentieth century, which gave rise to forms of fiction that were strikingly different from the classic French and English novels of the nineteenth century. In a culture where certain connections between the writer and reader - indeed between the individual and society itself - were absent, it was Gothic literature, with its menacing visions of crumbling houses and discontented peasants that flourished. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Loitering: New & Collected Essays, D'Ambrosio, Charles
5 D'Ambrosio, Charles Loitering: New & Collected Essays
Portland, Oregon & Brooklyn, New York Tin House Books 2014 1935639870 / 9781935639879 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine "French Flaps" Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! The author's earlier limited-edition volume "Orphans" spawned something of a cult following. "Loitering" gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work, so that a broader audience might discover one of our greatest living essayists. D'Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and searching point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own. Included here is the Publisher's Errata Bookmark with a paragraph that was not included in the book itself. This item has only been made available by D'Ambrosio himself at readings and will not be available elsewhere! This title has now been long-listed for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Dead Fish Museum: Stories, D'Ambrosio, Charles
6 D'Ambrosio, Charles The Dead Fish Museum: Stories
New York, New York Alfred A. Knopf Inc 2006 1400042860 / 9781400042869 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! A Finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Six of these stories originally appeared in "The New Yorker." Each of these eight burnished, terrifying, masterfully crafted stories is set against a landscape that is both deeply American and unmistakably universal. Taking place in remote cabins, asylums, Indian reservations, the backloads (sic) of Iowa and the streets of Seattle, this collection of stories, as muscular and challenging as the best novels, is about people who have been orphaned, who have lost connection, and who have exhausted the ability to generate meaning in their lives. Yet in the midst of lacerating difficulty, the sensibility at work in these fictions boldly insists on the enduring power of love. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Point: Stories, D'Ambrosio, Charles
7 D'Ambrosio, Charles The Point: Stories
Boston, MA Little, Brown and Company 1995 0316171441 / 9780316171441 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "The Point" has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! "The Point" was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction, a New York Times Notable Book of 1995, and Charles D'Ambrosio won the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize. His work is full of light and humor even in its darkest visions: these are stories of sorrow and mercy, of people struggling to wrest meaning from the tragedies that hover over their lives. All have reached a point from which there can be no true return, and it is in this moment of destruction and renewal - with the world they've known collapsing eerily behind them - that D'Ambrosio's characters begin their perilous crossing from knowledge into forgivenesss. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, Davis, Lydia
8 Davis, Lydia The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
New York, NY Farrar Straus & Giroux 2009 0374270600 / 9780374270605 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine + Near Fine + Signed by Author
This copy of "The Collected Stories" has been SIGNED by Lydia Davis on the title page! This was the work that led to her being awarded the 2013 Man Booker International Prize. Her work was described as having "the brevity and precision of poetry",,,"There is vigilence to her stories, and great imaginative attention. Vigilance as to how to realise things down to the very word or syllable; vigilance as to everybody's impure motives and illusions of feeling." 
Price: 185.00 USD
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Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories, Dybek, Stuart
9 Dybek, Stuart Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories
New York, New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014 0374280509 / 9780374280505 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Stuart Dybek on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! A trade paperback original (not issued in hardcover). In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. Call it micro-fiction or mini-fiction, flash fiction or short shorts. Whatever the label, the marvelous encounters here are marked by puzzlement, anguish, and conspiratorial high spirits. In this thrilling collection, Stuart Dybek has once again re-envisioned the possibilities of fiction, creating myriad human situations that fold endlessly upon one another, his crackling prose drawing out the strange, the intimate, and the mysterious elements in each. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Paper Lantern, Dybek, Stuart
10 Dybek, Stuart Paper Lantern
New York, New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014 0374146446 / 9780374146443 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This beautiful copy has been SIGNED by Stuart Dybek on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! Operatically dramatic and intimately lyrical, grittily urban and impressionistically natural, the varied fictions in "Paper Lantern" all focus on the turmoil of love as only Dybek can portray it. "Paper Lantern" brims with the intoxicating elixirs known to every love-struck, lovelorn heart, and it marks the magnificent return of one of America's most important fiction writers at the height of his powers. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Book of Strange New Things, Faber, Michel
11 Faber, Michel The Book of Strange New Things
New York, New York Hogarth 2014 055341884X / 9780553418842 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Michel Faber on the Publisher's tipped-in page! A monumental, genre-defying novel more than ten years in the making, Michel Faber's "The Book of Strange New Things" is a masterwork from the author of the renowned "The Crimson Petal and the White." Replete with emotional complexity and marked by the same bravura storytelling that made "The Crimson Petal and the White" such an international success. His newest is a gripping, hauntingly profound meditation on faith, love tested beyond endurance, and our responsibility to those closest to us. Small corner "bump" accounts for the Near Fine grading. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Under the Skin, Faber, Michel
12 Faber, Michel Under the Skin
New York, New York Harcourt, Inc. 2000 0151006261 / 9780151006267 First American Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
The author's first novel! What we see on the surface in this terrifying and yet moving novel is deceiving. Michel Faber takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory - our own moral instincts and the outer boundaries of compassion. "Under the Skin" is a grotesque and comical allegory, a surreal representation of contemporary society run amuck - it announces the arrival of an exciting talent. Made into a critically acclaimed motion picture starring Scarlett Johansson! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Red House, Haddon, Mark
13 Haddon, Mark The Red House
New York, NY Doubleday 2012 0385535775 / 9780385535779 First American Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This beautiful copy has been SIGNED by Mark Haddon on the Publisher's tipped-in page! "The Red House" is a literary tour de force that illuminates the puzzle of family in a profoundly empathetic manner - a novel sure to entrance the millions of readers of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Autographed Copy sticker affixed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Redeployment, Klay, Phil
14 Klay, Phil Redeployment
New York, New York The Penguin Press 2014 1594204993 / 9781594204999 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Redeployment" has been SIGNED by Phil Klay on the title page! This copy with the orange binding and the plain "Phil Klay" insert. (Priority with the brown binding and gold inlay to "Phil Klay" undetermined). Winner of the 2014 National Book Award and Recipient of the John Leonard Prize by the National Book Critics Circle. "Redeployment" is poised to become a classic of the war writing tradition. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation. Long-listed for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction (which ultimately went to Jack Livings "The Dog.") 
Price: 115.00 USD
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Redeployment, Klay, Phil
15 Klay, Phil Redeployment
New York, New York The Penguin Press 2014 1594204993 / 9781594204999 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Advance Reading Copy Signed by Author
This Advance Reading Copy has been SIGNED by Phil Klay on the title page! Winner of the 2014 National Book Award and Recipient of the John Leonard Prize by the National Book Critics Circle. "Redeployment" is poised to become a classic of the war writing tradition. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of ectremes and one of loss. Written with hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation. Includes the mock-up for the cover of the hardcover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Redeployment, Klay, Phil
16 Klay, Phil Redeployment
New York, New York The Penguin Press 2014 1594204993 / 9781594204999 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Redeployment" has been SIGNED by Phil Klay on the title page! This copy with the brown binding and gold inlay to "Phil Klay". (Priority with the orange binding and the plain "Phil Klay" insert undetermined). Winner of the 2014 National Book Award and Recipient of the John Leonard Prize by the National Book Critics Circle. "Redeployment" is poised to become a classic of the war writing tradition. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation. Long-listed for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction (which ultimately went to Jack Livings "The Dog.") 
Price: 115.00 USD
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
17 Marquez, Gabriel Garcia Chronicle of a Death Foretold
New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf Inc 1983 0394530748 / 9780394530741 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
This copy is with the First State dustjacket reading "One Hundred Days of Solitude" instead of "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Also, the back of the dustjacket is gray in color rather than white. To add to these items - this copy has been bound-in upside down in yet another publisher's error! "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" is a dark and profound novel about the codes that men impose on women. and women on themselves; the curious notions of honor that can dominate an isolated community; the irresistible impulse towards violence; and the psychology of mass complicity. An important literary evet. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Angela's Ashes, McCourt, Frank
18 McCourt, Frank Angela's Ashes
New York, New York Scribner 1996 0684874350 / 9780684874357 First Edition/Later Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Angela's Ashes" has been SIGNED by Frank McCourt on the title page! A later printing (27th) but attractive as an alternative to the more expensive first printing. "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Angela's Ashes, McCourt, Frank
19 McCourt, Frank Angela's Ashes
New York, New York Scribner 1996 0684874350 / 9780684874357 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a copy of "Angela's Ashes" with a SIGNED bookplate by Frank McCourt laid-in! All first edition points present. "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." 
Price: 225.00 USD
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An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir (Roughcut), McCracken, Elizabeth
20 McCracken, Elizabeth An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir (Roughcut)
New York, NY Little, Brown and Company 2008 0316027677 / 9780316027670 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Elizabeth McCracken on the title page! She has also crossed-out her printed name. A moving memoir about the loss of a baby in the ninth month of pregnancy and just over a year later a baby is born. It is a story of true love and infathomable sadness. It is a story of courageous recovery and bittersweet moments, of steadfast memories and deep affection. It is a story of happiness, and of hope. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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