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  • DIVINA TRACE. by Antoni, Robert.
    Antoni, Robert.
    DIVINA TRACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, 1992 winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel, set in the "fictional world" of "Corpus Christi", an invented island (based on Trinidad). The central narrator, Johnny Domingo, relays the story of the mysterious Magdalena and her frog child, as he hears it from seven different narrators, each speaking their own distinctly Caribbean dialect. Antoni has won many other awards for his work - among them the 1999 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction by The Paris Review for "My Grandmother's Tale of How Crab-o Lost His Head" and a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2010 for his work on the historical novel "As Flies…

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    Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, 1992 winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Novel, set in the "fictional world" of "Corpus Christi", an invented island (based on Trinidad). The central narrator, Johnny Domingo, relays the story of the mysterious Magdalena and her frog child, as he hears it from seven different narrators, each speaking their own distinctly Caribbean dialect. Antoni has won many other awards for his work - among them the 1999 Aga Khan Prize for Fiction by The Paris Review for "My Grandmother's Tale of How Crab-o Lost His Head" and a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2010 for his work on the historical novel "As Flies to Whatless Boys." SIGNED on the title page. Mirror bound in. 427 pp. ISBN: 0-879514450.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 83846
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  • THE ROBBER BRIDE by Atwood, Margaret.
    Atwood, Margaret.
    THE ROBBER BRIDE

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition. An "intricate and subversive novel" by this award-winning writer. This novel won the Trillium Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. 546 pp. ISBN: 0-77100821X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77080
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  • EUCALYPTUS. by Bail, Murray.
    Bail, Murray.
    EUCALYPTUS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third and best known novel by this award winning Australian author, a modern fairy tale. One reviewer commented "There is so much to love about Bail's novel that it's difficult to identify exactly which of its qualities make it such a complete delight. Is it Ellen's "speckled beauty ... Is it the detailed descriptions of the landscape? The way Bail uses them to comment on human nature, on the nature of storytelling and of language itself ('a paragraph is not so different from a paddock--similar shape, similar function')? Or is it the wacky charm of the Scheharezade-like suitor's urban tales?" Michael Ondaatje commented "There is such…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third and best known novel by this award winning Australian author, a modern fairy tale. One reviewer commented "There is so much to love about Bail's novel that it's difficult to identify exactly which of its qualities make it such a complete delight. Is it Ellen's "speckled beauty ... Is it the detailed descriptions of the landscape? The way Bail uses them to comment on human nature, on the nature of storytelling and of language itself ('a paragraph is not so different from a paddock--similar shape, similar function')? Or is it the wacky charm of the Scheharezade-like suitor's urban tales?" Michael Ondaatje commented "There is such delight in Eucalyptus, such a strange and sly and swerving humour--You will never forget what is at the heart of this novel - one of the great and most surprising courtships in literature." Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-374148570.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83441
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  • SOLO. by Dasgupta, Rana.
    Dasgupta, Rana.
    SOLO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (following a collection of short stories), one which "paints a portrait of a century though the story of a hundred-year-old blind Bulgarian man." Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize. 339 pp. ISBN: 978-0547397085.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82863
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  • Hill, Lawrence.
    THE BOOK OF NEGROES: Illustrated Edition.

    Edition: First printing of the illustrated edition.

    Toronto: Harper Collins, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful full-color illustrated edition of this award-winning novel by this Canadian author, originally published in 2007. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize and nominated in the United States (where it appeared under the title "Someone Knows My Name") for the Huston Wright Legacy Award. Illustrated with more than 150 images - photographs, early maps and documents, archival photos, period paintings and never before-published pages from the original handwritten ledger from which the novel draws its name. This is the story of Aminata Diallo, abducted from her West African village and enslaved on indigo plantation in South Carolina, to New York City, and…

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    Toronto: Harper Collins, (2009) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful full-color illustrated edition of this award-winning novel by this Canadian author, originally published in 2007. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize and nominated in the United States (where it appeared under the title "Someone Knows My Name") for the Huston Wright Legacy Award. Illustrated with more than 150 images - photographs, early maps and documents, archival photos, period paintings and never before-published pages from the original handwritten ledger from which the novel draws its name. This is the story of Aminata Diallo, abducted from her West African village and enslaved on indigo plantation in South Carolina, to New York City, and after she has a chance to enter her name in the British military ledger known as the Book of Negroes to Canada and the harsh climate of Nova Scotia, and eventually back to the coast of Sierra Leone and to London. Includes a new introduction to this edition by the author, as well as an historical note and suggestions for further reading. A large and heavy book, richly produced, with wide margins, and illustrated map endpapers in addition to the illustrations throughout. xv, 510 pp. ISBN: 978-1554686957.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86633
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