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  • DON'T CRY FOR ME. by Black, Daniel.
    Black, Daniel.
    DON'T CRY FOR ME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Toronto: Hanover Square Press, (2022). First edition - Novel by this award-winning writer, a letter from a father, dying of cancer, to his long-estranged gay son. Although they had not spoken in many years, he wants Isaac to know about his ancestral legacy in Arkansas, and the complicated relationship with Isaac's mother. A moving story of love and reconciliation and a plea for understanding. 301 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 88234
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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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  • NEITHER OF US CAN BREAK THE OTHE'R'S HOLD: Poems for My Father. by Simon, John Oliver.
    Simon, John Oliver.
    NEITHER OF US CAN BREAK THE OTHE'R'S HOLD: Poems for My Father.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Berkeley, CA: Shameless Hussy Press, 1981. SIGNED first edition - Includes two long poems, the first inspired the letters included in this book, and the other written as his father was dying of cancer, both dealing with the struggle between a son, living as a poet in the San Francisco Bay area, and his father, the child of Jewish immigrants who grew up in Arkansas, and become a publicist, performer and playwright (including traveling with Sinclair Lewis as he was researching small towns for "Elmer Gantry") and who was recognized by Yale University for his 50 years of work in the theater. The poems are preceded by a preface from the author, and in the middle are letters from…

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    Berkeley, CA: Shameless Hussy Press, 1981. SIGNED first edition - Includes two long poems, the first inspired the letters included in this book, and the other written as his father was dying of cancer, both dealing with the struggle between a son, living as a poet in the San Francisco Bay area, and his father, the child of Jewish immigrants who grew up in Arkansas, and become a publicist, performer and playwright (including traveling with Sinclair Lewis as he was researching small towns for "Elmer Gantry") and who was recognized by Yale University for his 50 years of work in the theater. The poems are preceded by a preface from the author, and in the middle are letters from his father, and a small section of photographs. SIGNED on the first page. 72 pp. ISBN: 0-915288443.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bent).

    Book ID: 85088
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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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