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  • FALL OUT OF HEAVEN: An Autobiographical Journey. by Cheuse, Alan.
    Cheuse, Alan.
    FALL OUT OF HEAVEN: An Autobiographical Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book in which Cheuse attempts to come to terms with his "old world" father, a Bolshevik aviator who had defected, an intertwining of his father's story, of Cheuse's own youth in New Jersey, and the account of the trip Cheuse took to Russia. "As an aspiring young writer, Cheuse was entreated by his father, Philip, to read his manuscript of his adventures as an airplane pilot for the Red Army Air Force. . . Nearly 20 years later, four years after his father's death, Cheuse, now an established writer, does read the manuscript, is entranced by this brave young pilot he'd only barely known, and decides…

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    Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book in which Cheuse attempts to come to terms with his "old world" father, a Bolshevik aviator who had defected, an intertwining of his father's story, of Cheuse's own youth in New Jersey, and the account of the trip Cheuse took to Russia. "As an aspiring young writer, Cheuse was entreated by his father, Philip, to read his manuscript of his adventures as an airplane pilot for the Red Army Air Force. . . Nearly 20 years later, four years after his father's death, Cheuse, now an established writer, does read the manuscript, is entranced by this brave young pilot he'd only barely known, and decides to travel to Russia with his own son, Josh, to visit the scenes of his father's childhood and youth." (Library Journal) Photographs. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-879052732.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83189
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  • Watt, Alan.
    DIAMOND DOGS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The first novel by this author and filmmaker, set in a small town just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, this the story of Neil Garvin, a high school football star, who, driving home drunk from a team party in his father's car, hits and kills a boy and stuffs the body in the trunk. His father, the local sheriff, is often abusive but when he finds the body, he buries it. Although a story of carelessness, consequences and guilt, this is also a story of hidden love. Otto Penzler comments "While it is difficult to feel sorry for Neil as the net slowly closes around him, and his fear…

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    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The first novel by this author and filmmaker, set in a small town just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, this the story of Neil Garvin, a high school football star, who, driving home drunk from a team party in his father's car, hits and kills a boy and stuffs the body in the trunk. His father, the local sheriff, is often abusive but when he finds the body, he buries it. Although a story of carelessness, consequences and guilt, this is also a story of hidden love. Otto Penzler comments "While it is difficult to feel sorry for Neil as the net slowly closes around him, and his fear of being caught turns to self-loathing, the reader knows exactly what happened and feels like a participant. It is an uncomfortable feeling for the reader and a difficult mood for the author to maintain, but Alan Watt manages to pull it off without a hitch." A disturbing book, and one you will remember. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-316925810.

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    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. (light corner crease to one page)

    Book ID: 83952
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  • DIAMOND DOGS. by Watt, Alan.
    Watt, Alan.
    DIAMOND DOGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author and filmmaker, set in a small town just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, this the story of Neil Garvin, a high school football star, who, driving home drunk from a team party in his father's car, hits and kills a boy and stuffs the body in the trunk. His father, the local sheriff, is often abusive but when he finds the body, he buries it. Although a story of carelessness, consequences and guilt, this is also a story of hidden love. Otto Penzler comments "While it is difficult to feel sorry for Neil as the net slowly closes around him, and…

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    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author and filmmaker, set in a small town just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, this the story of Neil Garvin, a high school football star, who, driving home drunk from a team party in his father's car, hits and kills a boy and stuffs the body in the trunk. His father, the local sheriff, is often abusive but when he finds the body, he buries it. Although a story of carelessness, consequences and guilt, this is also a story of hidden love. Otto Penzler comments "While it is difficult to feel sorry for Neil as the net slowly closes around him, and his fear of being caught turns to self-loathing, the reader knows exactly what happened and feels like a participant. It is an uncomfortable feeling for the reader and a difficult mood for the author to maintain, but Alan Watt manages to pull it off without a hitch." A disturbing book, and one you will remember. SIGNED on the title page. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-316925810.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83892
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