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Rails Under My Back

By: Allen, Jeffery Renard

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4666

ISBN: 0374246262

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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The Afterlife: A Memoir

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2006

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7391

ISBN: 0374299617

Condition: Fine


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 l... View more info

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True History of the Kelly Gang

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $110.00  $99.00

Publisher: London, UK, Faber & Faber Limited: 2000

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7421

ISBN: 0571192165

Condition: Fine


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 h... View more info

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Penguin Book of Irish Fiction

By: Colm Toibin

Price: $150.00  $135.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Editor

Seller ID: 7487

ISBN: 0670891088

Condition: Fine


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 ... View more info

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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

By: Davis, Lydia

Price: $185.00  $166.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2009

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7145

ISBN: 0374270600

Condition: Near Fine +


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 fee... View more info

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Paper Lantern

By: Dybek, Stuart

Price: $100.00  $90.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7302

ISBN: 0374146446

Condition: Fine


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 Americ... View more info

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Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories

By: Dybek, Stuart

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7303

ISBN: 0374280509

Condition: Fine


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 ... View more info

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The Book of Strange New Things

By: Faber, Michel

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Hogarth: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7392

ISBN: 055341884X

Condition: Near Fine


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 grip... View more info

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Under the Skin

By: Faber, Michel

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Harcourt, Inc.: 2000

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7577

ISBN: 0151006261

Condition: 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 starrin... View more info

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The Red House

By: Haddon, Mark

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Doubleday: 2012

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7266

ISBN: 0385535775

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Angela's Ashes

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $225.00  $202.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7378

ISBN: 0684874350

Condition: Fine


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." View more info

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Angela's Ashes

By: McCourt, Frank

Price: $110.00  $99.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 1996

Edition: First Edition/Later Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7912

ISBN: 0684874350

Condition: Fine


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 Cathol... View more info

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Annals Of The Former World

By: McPhee, John

Price: $950.00  $855.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7207

ISBN: 0374105200

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1999, this exceedingly scarce Uncorrected Proof Copy has been SIGNED by John McPhee on the half-title page! This hardcover first edition itself has become somewhat scarce to find in the First Printing. The culmination of John McPhee's twenty year saga describing a cross-section of North America at about the fortieth parallel. A re-combination and updating of Basin and Range, In Suspect Terrain, Rising From the Plains, and A... View more info

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Martin Dressler: The Tale of An American Dreamer

By: Millhauser, Steven

Price: $90.00  $81.00

Publisher: London, UK, Phoenix House: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7274

ISBN: 186159089X

Condition: Near Fine +


This beautiful copy of the UK Edition of "Martin Dressler" has been SIGNED by Steven Millhauser on the title page! Long a cult writer in the United States, Steven Millhauser won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for "Martin Dressler," the novel that has brought him finally the wide attention he deserves. He is that rare thing among novelists, an original; while his work brings to mind at times Borges, at others Peake or Nabokov, he is finally his own writer... View more info

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Life Among Giants

By: Roorbach, Bill

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2012

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7459

ISBN: 1616200766

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Bill Roorbach on the title page! This funny, exuberant novel captures the reader with the grand sweep of seven-foot-tall David "Lizard" Hochmeyer's larger-than-life quest to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents' deaths. It’s a journey laden with pro football stars, a master chef and his beautiful transvestite lover, a world-famous ballerina and her English rocker husband, and a sister who’s as brilliant as she is unstable.... View more info

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Far from the Tree

By: Solomon, Andrew

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Scribner: 2012

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7393

ISBN: 0743236718

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Andrew Solomon on the title page! From the National Book Award-winning author of "The Noonday Demon: An atlas of Depression" comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In "Far from the Tree," Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so. THis crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what i... View more info

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The Informers

By: Vasquez, Juan Gabriel

Price: $100.00  $90.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7480

ISBN: 1594488789

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "The Informers" has been SIGNED by Juan Gabriel Vasquez on the title page! When Gabriel Santoro's book is scathingly reviewed by his own father, a famous Bogota rhetorician, Gabriel is both shocked and devastated by the icy rebuke. A volume that catalogues the life of longtime family friend Sara Guterman, a Jewish German immigrant who escaped to Colombia during the 1930s, "A Life in Exile" seemed merely Gabriel's attempt to preser... View more info

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The Secret History of Costaguana

By: Vasquez, Juan Gabriel

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7481

ISBN: 1594488037

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy has been SIGNED by Juan Gabriel Vasquez on the title page! In the early twentieth century, a struggling Joseph Conrad wrote his great novel "Nostromo," about a South American republic he named Costaguana. It was inspired by the geography and history of Colombia, where Conrad spent only a few days. But in Juan Gabriel Vasquez's novel "The Secret History of Costaguana," we uncover the hidden source- and one of the great literary thefts.... View more info

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The Sound of Things Falling

By: Vasquez, Juan Gabriel

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 2013

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7482

ISBN: 1594487480

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "The Sound of Things Falling" has been SIGNED by Juan Gabriel Vasquez on the title page! Juan Gabriel Vasquez has been hailed not only as one of South America’s greatest literary stars, but also as one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. In this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Vasquez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia. Winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award - Vasquez was the f... View more info

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Hidden Pictures

By: Wolitzer, Meg

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7449

ISBN: 0395360021

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Meg Wolitzer on the title page! Laura Giovanni is a young mother who draws the "hidden pictures page" each month for a children's magazine. Like her drawings, Laura's life contains elements that gradually reveal themselves: when her marriage ends, she finds herself falling in love with a woman, and she must decide how she can best be both mother and lover. Though the lives of Wolitzer's characters are uncommon, their emotions and dra... View more info