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  • THE CHINESE GIRL. by Baker, John F.
    Baker, John F.
    THE CHINESE GIRL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally written as a stand-alone novel, following four novels in the Sam Turner detective series, this is the story of Stone, recently released from prison after serving 11 years for murder, burdened with tattoos on his face from a prison attack which make him look scary. He is trying to remain grounded - and determined to avenge himself on the criminal who was responsible for his prison term. Then one night he discovers a battered and unconscious girl in the doorway of his basement flat, and everything begins to change. Ginny - the "Chinese girl" is actually Vietnamese, adopted by an English couple and now living in Los…

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    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally written as a stand-alone novel, following four novels in the Sam Turner detective series, this is the story of Stone, recently released from prison after serving 11 years for murder, burdened with tattoos on his face from a prison attack which make him look scary. He is trying to remain grounded - and determined to avenge himself on the criminal who was responsible for his prison term. Then one night he discovers a battered and unconscious girl in the doorway of his basement flat, and everything begins to change. Ginny - the "Chinese girl" is actually Vietnamese, adopted by an English couple and now living in Los Angeles. She has returned to Hull in search of her best friend, after Juliet's letters abruptly stopped and she went missing. This has been described as very different from his earlier books but "equally brilliant" - a novel with its share of violence but an underlying sweetness and belief in humanity. In a 2007 interview Baker described this as the most difficult of his novels to write, since it was originally conceived epistolary novel - some of the letters still survived into the final form. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-575070153.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83643
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  • THE CHINESE GIRL. by Baker, John F.
    Baker, John F.
    THE CHINESE GIRL.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (2000). SIGNED first edition - Originally written as a stand-alone novel, following four novels in the Sam Turner detective series, this is the story of Stone, recently released from prison after serving 11 years for murder, burdened with tattoos on his face from a prison attack which make him look scary. He is trying to remain grounded - and determined to avenge himself on the criminal who was responsible for his prison term. Then one night he discovers a battered and unconscious girl in the doorway of his basement flat, and everything begins to change. Ginny - the "Chinese girl" is actually Vietnamese, adopted by an English couple and now living in Los Angeles. She…

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    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (2000). SIGNED first edition - Originally written as a stand-alone novel, following four novels in the Sam Turner detective series, this is the story of Stone, recently released from prison after serving 11 years for murder, burdened with tattoos on his face from a prison attack which make him look scary. He is trying to remain grounded - and determined to avenge himself on the criminal who was responsible for his prison term. Then one night he discovers a battered and unconscious girl in the doorway of his basement flat, and everything begins to change. Ginny - the "Chinese girl" is actually Vietnamese, adopted by an English couple and now living in Los Angeles. She has returned to Hull in search of her best friend, after Juliet's letters abruptly stopped and she went missing. This has been described as very different from his earlier books but "equally brilliant" - a novel with its share of violence but an underlying sweetness and belief in humanity. In a 2007 interview Baker described this as the most difficult of his novels to write, since it was originally conceived epistolary novel - some of the letters still survived into the final form. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-575070161.

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    Condition: Fine in red illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83644
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  • Davidson, Bruce (photographs), text by Carol Hill.
    SUBSISTENCE U.S.A.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Glimpses of the lives of those living at a subsistence level in the United States in the early 1970's - a term that Hill and Davidson eventually used to include a way of life marked by 'principles of survival, originality, wholeness and independence.' Mostly told in the words of the individuals they interviewed in Maine, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Texas and places in between - from a couple who survive in Colorado by trapping, to hippies in Canyon, California, just outside Berkeley, to a ghetto in Plainfield, New Jersey, and the black residents, descendants of slaves, still living on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. Farmers, trappers, schoolteachers, hobos,…

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    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Glimpses of the lives of those living at a subsistence level in the United States in the early 1970's - a term that Hill and Davidson eventually used to include a way of life marked by 'principles of survival, originality, wholeness and independence.' Mostly told in the words of the individuals they interviewed in Maine, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Texas and places in between - from a couple who survive in Colorado by trapping, to hippies in Canyon, California, just outside Berkeley, to a ghetto in Plainfield, New Jersey, and the black residents, descendants of slaves, still living on Daufuskie Island in South Carolina. Farmers, trappers, schoolteachers, hobos, prisoners and hitchhikers - black, white and Native American - some living their life by choice, but most enduring what life dealt them, More than with words, their endurance and strenghth is most vividly shown in Davidson's striking black and whte photographs. Slightly oversized format, printed on heavy stock throughout, bound in coarse linen cloth. 186 p. ISBN: 0-030912237.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a good only dustjacket. (some edgewear and overall light soiling to the dj, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 38102
    View cart More details Price: $40.00