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  • CORRIGAN. by Blackwood, Caroline.
    Blackwood, Caroline.
    CORRIGAN.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Penguin, (1986.). Corrigan is a gaunt, handsome Irishman in a wheelchair, and he manages to transform the life of a lonely widow, but who is he really? A novel which is part mystery, part love story, and wholly entertaining black comedy. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-670-804207.

    Condition: Very good (peeled spot on front cover, contents clean.)

    Book ID: 49418
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  • CORRIGAN. by Blackwood, Caroline.
    Blackwood, Caroline.
    CORRIGAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Corrigan is a gaunt, handsome Irishman in a wheelchair, and he manages to transform the life of a lonely widow, but who is he really? A novel which is part mystery, part love story, and wholly entertaining black comedy. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-670-804207.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49247
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  • WHITE MAN'S GRAVE. by Dooling, Richard
    Dooling, Richard
    WHITE MAN'S GRAVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel - a "fast-paced, scathingly funny black comedy" set in Sierra Leone in Africa where a Peace Corps volunteer has gone missing. Both his father and his best friend search for him and in doing so they encounter witches and witch-finders, bush devils, bad medicine, and even a bundle of rags that might have caused supernatural disturbances. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-374-289514.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder mark) Wraparound band over dust jacket present..

    Book ID: 61520
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  • Duff, Gerald.
    GRAVEYARD WORKING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, TX: Baskerville Publishers, Inc. (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A black comedy set in "The Big Thicket of East Texas, a place that time forgot but which master writer Gerald Duff remembers well." Cover praise from Madison Smartt Bell (who called this a "crackpot Southern comedy with a darker edge of satire beneath its wit."), Lee Smith, and Roy Blount. The author was born and raised in Beaumont ,Texas. 185 pp. Striking red, white and black dustjacket by Helen Williams. ISBN: 1-880909154.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36803
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  • A DISORDER PECULIAR TO THE COUNTRY. by Kalfus, Ken.
    Kalfus, Ken.
    A DISORDER PECULIAR TO THE COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth book and second novel, a very black comedy: a couple in the midst of an acrimonious divorce secretly rejoice at the thought that he was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and she was on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania - only to discover that she had missed her flight, he had been late for work, The stock market crash, the anthrax scare, the invasion of Iraq all become part of the marital battlefield. Nominated for the National Book Award. 237 pp,. ISBN: 0-06-0501405.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (short scratch on front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 51892
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  • MR. FOREIGNER. by Matthew Kneale.
    Matthew Kneale.
    MR. FOREIGNER.

    Edition: First thus.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this award winning writer originally published in 1987 under the title "Whore Banquets." The story of a young Englishman stuck in Tokyo, his passport lost, working illegally is part thriller and part black comedy. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-297828991.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 81504
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  • THE RESTRAINT OF BEASTS. by Mills, Magnus.
    Mills, Magnus.
    THE RESTRAINT OF BEASTS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - Scottish author's first novel - dustjacket praise from Thomas Pynchon. who called it "A demented deadpan-comic wonder." Shortlisted for both the Booker and Orange awards. 214 pp. ISBN: 1-55970-4373.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45788
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  • TOWING JEHOVAH. by Morrow, James.
    Morrow, James.
    TOWING JEHOVAH.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - A combination of satire, black comedy and science fiction. 371 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1909199.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. (tear with associated creasing to dj.)

    Book ID: 53107
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  • BLACKBOX: A Novel in 840 Chapters. by Walker, Nick.
    Walker, Nick.
    BLACKBOX: A Novel in 840 Chapters.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003). First edition - The author's first novel published as a trade paperback original in the US. The Guardian called it "Highly skilful, original black comedy in 841 chapters presenting fractions of lives in tiny sections that connect in a confusing and enthralling manner that is intriguing and compulsive." 311 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76083
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