Livings, Jack The Dog
New York, New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014 0374178534 / 9780374178536 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This beautiful copy has been SIGNED and dated 6/7/15 by Jack Livings on the title page! Winner of the 2015 PEN/Robert Bingham Prize. This prize honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work - a novel or collection of short stories - represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise. The winner receives a cash award of $25,000, with a stipend intended to permit a significant degree of leisure in which to pursue a second work of literary fiction. The stories in this collection take place in contemporary China, but they are the opposite of exotic. The author taught English in China and studied there as an undergraduate.