NO MATTER HOW YOU PROMISE TO COOK OR PAY THE RENT YOU BLEW IT CAUZE BILL BAILEY AIN'T NEVER COMING HOME AGAIN.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - A massive sprawling novel - described on the cover as a 'symphonic novel' - covering 150 years of family history, by this Puerto Rican born, Brooklyn author. Vidamia Farrell, half Puerto Rican, half Irish, sets out in search of the father she never knew - once a gifted jazz pianist, he lost 2 fingers in Vietnam, and shut himself off from music, and is now living in Manhattan's East Village with his second family. A story about learning about yourself and about the complexities of roots - described as 'masterfully crafted and complex' by Ntozake Shange, and 'big, brave, boisterous and brawling' by Colum McCann, this is a great read. 640 pp.
Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in illustrated covers.