Orphans

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Fine


A copy of the author's scarce collection of essays! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state, tours the rooms of Hell House, a Pentecostal "haunted house" in Texas; visits the dormitories and hallways of a Russian orphanage in Svirstroy; and explores the textual space of family letters, at once expansive and claustrophobic. Clear Cut's books are printed in Japan and come in a standard small paperback format from that country, with artful covers and bookmarks embedded. This highly portable book format comes with tiny print that might be better suited to poetry than the big ideas and lengthy paragraphs of D'Ambrosio. A small print run of 3,500 copies from a press no longer in existence. It was done in a small size (4" x 6") to easily fit in a back pocket. Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy’s safe return.

Title: Orphans

Author Name: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Categories: Modern First Editions, Whiting Writers' Award, Essays,

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Publisher: Astoria, OR, Clear Cut Press: 2004

ISBN Number: 0972323457

ISBN Number 13: 9780972323451

Binding: Paper with Dustjacket

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine +

Seller ID: 8108