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Madras on Rainy Days, Ali, Samina
1 Ali, Samina Madras on Rainy Days
NY FSG 2004 0374195625 / 9780374195625 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Samina Ali on the title page. In this finely observed debut novel, Samina Ali intimately explores a girl's journey to self-possession. Ali's haunting prose and richly drawn characters lay bare the complex and hidden world behind the veil. "Madras on Rainy Days" is a dazzling performance by an arresting new voice. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Coast Of Good Intentions, Byers, Michael
2 Byers, Michael The Coast Of Good Intentions
Boston/New York Mariner 1998 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Byers on the title page! The author's debut collection of stories with a Pacific Northwest Coast setting. As Christopher Tilghman has said "A big, beautiful collection of stories. They are gentle and wise, but never tame: the questions Byers poses are spiritual and existential, and many of the stories pack a real wallop." His stories have been chosen for The Best American Short Stories and he was named as Winner of a Whiting Award and as a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. Also named as Winner of the Sue Kaufman First Fiction Prize. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Moth Smoke, Hamid, Mohsin
3 Hamid, Mohsin Moth Smoke
New York, NY FSG 2000 0374213542 / 9780374213541 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine + Signed by Author
This copy of "Moth Smoke" has been SIGNED by Mohsin Hamid on the title page! The debut novel from this native of Lahore, Pakistan. Kirkus Reviews calls it "Dazzling...A strong novelistic imagination is at work in this unusual and compelling debut...". Portrays a contemporary Pakistan far more vivid and and disturbing than the exoticized images of South Asia familiar to the West. While at Princeton University, Hamid took two Creative Writing courses - one with Joyce Carol Oates and the other with Toni Morrison. He began "Moth Smoke" while an undergrad at Princeton - and then used a much more worked version as his dissertation/thesis when he graduated from Harvard Law School. Hamid was born in Lahore, Pakistan, went with his family when he was three to live in California, then back to Pakistan, then to Princeton University, Harvard Law, then as a management consultant in New York and London, and now back to Lahore, Pakistan where he currently resides. His newest novel - "Exit West" has been named to the MAN Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist! 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Dear Mr. President, Hudson, Gabe
4 Hudson, Gabe Dear Mr. President
NY Knopf 2002 0375413952 / 9780375413957 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Gabe Hudson on the title page! In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chuck Palahniuk dustjacket praise stating "Mr. Hudson's style goes from zero to one hundred MPH in the first sentence." Gabe Hudson was named as a 2003 recipient of of Whiting Writers' Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Dear Mr. President, Hudson, Gabe
5 Hudson, Gabe Dear Mr. President
NY Knopf 2002 0375413952 / 9780375413957 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been INSCRIBED by Gabe Hudson on the title page "For Adam, for all hius heroics, America still needs your help. With Affection, Gabe." In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chuck Palahniuk dustjacket praise stating "Mr. Hudson's style goes from zero to one hundred MPH in the first sentence." Gabe Hudson was named as a 2003 recipient of of Whiting Writers' Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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the Residue Years: A Novel, Jackson, Mitchell S.
6 Jackson, Mitchell S. the Residue Years: A Novel
New York, NY Bloomsbury USA 2013 1620400286 / 9781620400289 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Mitchell S. Jackson on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America's whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the '90s, those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was like to come of age in that time and place, with a breakout voice that's nothing less than extraordinary. Just announced as a 2016 Winner in Fiction of a Whiting Writers Award. Other Honors have included: Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. Finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Honor Book for Fiction for the Black Caucus of the ALA 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Preparation for the Next Life, Lish, Atticus
7 Lish, Atticus Preparation for the Next Life
London, UK Oneworld Publications 2014 1780747772 / 9781780747774 First UK Edition/Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a beautiful copy of the hardcover edition of "Preparation for the Next Life" that has been SIGNED by Atticus Lish on the title page! This is a second printing (states "reprinted 2015). Announced as Winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award! The New York Times called the book "indelible, " and perhaps the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade." That love story - tender, but volatile and ultimately uncomprehending - is between Zou Lei, a Chinese Muslin immigrant, and Skinner, a traumatized veteran of three tours in Iraq. Full of grim incident and written in stylish, jabbing sentences, the novel offers a street-level view of a New York well outside the purview of the tourist bureau. From police stations in Chinatown to auto salvage yards in the far reaches of Queens, it finds the areas of the city that remain beyond gentrification and camps out in them. Also, his story "Jimmy," an excerpt from the novel was named as Winner of the 2015 Plimpton Prize for Fiction by the Paris Review. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Preparation for the Next Life, Lish, Atticus
8 Lish, Atticus Preparation for the Next Life
London, UK Oneworld Publications 2014 1780747772 / 9781780747774 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a beautiful copy of the hardcover edition of "Preparation for the Next Life" that has been SIGNED by Atticus Lish on the title page! This is the First Hardcover printing of this title and is a First Printing. Winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award! The New York Times called the book "indelible, " and perhaps the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade." That love story - tender, but volatile and ultimately uncomprehending - is between Zou Lei, a Chinese Muslin immigrant, and Skinner, a traumatized veteran of three tours in Iraq. Full of grim incident and written in stylish, jabbing sentences, the novel offers a street-level view of a New York well outside the purview of the tourist bureau. From police stations in Chinatown to auto salvage yards in the far reaches of Queens, it finds the areas of the city that remain beyond gentrification and camps out in them. Also, his story "Jimmy," an excerpt from the novel was named as Winner of the 2015 Plimpton Prize for Fiction by the Paris Review. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Preparation for the Next Life, Lish, Atticus
9 Lish, Atticus Preparation for the Next Life
New York, New York Tyrant Press 2014 0988518333 / 9780988518339 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Trade Paperback Original Signed by Author
This copy has been neatly SIGNED by Atticus Lish below his printed name! NY Times blurb on cover indicating that this is a First Edition/First Printing (Second State) copy. Announced as Winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award! The New York Times called the book "indelible, " and perhaps the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade." That love story - tender, but volatile and ultimately uncomprehending - is between Zou Lei, a Chinese Muslin immigrant, and Skinner, a traumatized veteran of three tours in Iraq. Full of grim incident and written in stylish, jabbing sentences, the novel offers a street-level view of a New York well outside the purview of the tourist bureau. From police stations in Chinatown to auto salvage yards in the far reaches of Queens, it finds the areas of the city that remain beyond gentrification and camps out in them. Also, his story "Jimmy," an excerpt from the novel was named as Winner of the 2015 Plimpton Prize for Fiction by the Paris Review. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, Packer, Z Z
10 Packer, Z Z Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
NY Riverhead Press 2003 First Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of the author's debut collection of stories has been SIGNED by Z Z Packer on the title page. Her impressive range and talent are abundantly evident: she dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. Packer is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Scar Vegas and Other Stories, Paine, Tom
11 Paine, Tom Scar Vegas and Other Stories
New York, NY Harcourt 2000 0151004897 / 9780151004898 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Tom Paine title page! The debut short story collection by this two-time Pushcart Prize winner. Named as a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. The characters in these stories live in a global world with settings from Romania to Tucson. These stories have a beginning, middle, and end, and you can't stop reading once you've read the first line. Dustjacket praise from Rick Moody, Bob Shachochis, Chris Bohjalian and Philip Caputo who says "These are great stories, the kind a Kipling or a Conrad would have written if they were writing today." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Scar Vegas and Other Stories, Paine, Tom
12 Paine, Tom Scar Vegas and Other Stories
NY Harcourt 2000 0151004897 / 9780151004898 First Edition/First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed by Author
This copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain red wraps has been SIGNED by Author on Title Page. The debut short story collection by this two-time Pushcart Prize winner. Named as a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. The characters in these stories live in a global world with settings from Romania to Tucson. These stories have a beginning, middle, and end, and you can't stop reading once you've read the first line. Dustjacket praise from Rick Moody, Bob Shachochis, Chris Bohjalian and Philip Caputo who says "These are great stories, the kind a Kipling or a Conrad would have written if they were writing today." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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CivilWarLand In Bad Decline, Saunders, George
13 Saunders, George CivilWarLand In Bad Decline
New York, New York Random House 1996 0679448128 / 9780679448129 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This beautiful copy of "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline" has been SIGNED by George Saunders on the title page! He has also dated it 2017 and added his "doodle." The author's debut collection of stories - named as a Finalist for the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award and named a New York Times Notable Book for that year. Dustjacket praise by Thomas Pynchon stating "An astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic, and funny." Tobias Wolff calls George Saunders "...a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice." 
Price: 450.00 USD
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The Death of Vishnu, Suri, Manil
14 Suri, Manil The Death of Vishnu
NY Norton 2001 0393050424 / 9780393050424 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This highly praised debut has been SIGNED by Manil Suri on the title page! Suffused with Hindu mythology and the exuberance of Bombay cinema, this story of one apartment building becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India. Dustjacket praise by Jim Crace who states that ".The Death of Vishnu finds the Universe in a block of Bombay flats; it is tender, caustic, witty, and inspired." Michael Cunningham calls it "Vibrantly alive, beautifully written, full of wonderfully rich and deeply human characters." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Death of Vishnu, Suri, Manil
15 Suri, Manil The Death of Vishnu
NY Norton 2001 0393050424 / 9780393050424 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This highly praised debut has been SIGNED by Manil Suri on the title page! Suffused with Hindu mythology and the exuberance of Bombay cinema, this story of one apartment building becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India. Dustjacket praise by Jim Crace who states that ".The Death of Vishnu finds the Universe in a block of Bombay flats; it is tender, caustic, witty, and inspired." Michael Cunningham calls it "Vibrantly alive, beautifully written, full of wonderfully rich and deeply human characters." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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