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  • THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of some of the regulars of this New York park - a drug dealer, his hired gun, a Puerto Rican deep into voodoo, and more. SIGNED on the title page. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-670-750050.

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

    Book ID: 60656
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  • THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY. by Franzen, Jonathan.
    Franzen, Jonathan.
    THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988. An amazing first novel, set in St. Louis (the "27th city " in size now) where a young woman from Bombay has just been chosen as the police chief - a story of suspense, conspiracy and love. Franzen was selected as one of the 20 best young American novelists by Granta magazine, and his latest novel, The Corrections, has already garnered several awards and catapulted him to the position of being one of the 'hottest' of young American writers. According to the information on the back cover, the first printing of this first novel was an unusually large 40,000 copies, and even this advance issue was produced in many copies, although obviously it is much less common than the hardcover issue. 517 pages.

    Condition: Very good in stiff illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of front cover, some rubbing to edges of covers, no creases on the spine.)

    Book ID: 53168
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  • THE NORTHERN CLEMENCY. by Hensher, Philip.
    Hensher, Philip.
    THE NORTHERN CLEMENCY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of two families in England, over a period spanning 20 years from 1974 to 1994, by this award winning novelist selected by Granta as one of the best young British novelists. Short listed for the Man Booker Prize. 597 pp. ISBN: 978-1400044481.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58372
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  • THE VAGRANTS. by Li, Yiyun.
    Li, Yiyun.
    THE VAGRANTS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Random House, (2009,) dj. Hardcover - The author's very highly praised first novel, set in China in the late 1970s when Beijing was rocked by the Democratic Wall Movement. Winner of the Guardian First Book Award 2009. Li is the recipient of the Hemingway Foundation PEN award and was selected by Granta as one of the best young American novelists under thirty-five and in 2010, she was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40.. 337 pp. ISBN: 1400063132.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65891
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  • EVERYDAY PEOPLE. by O'Nan, Stewart.
    O'Nan, Stewart.
    EVERYDAY PEOPLE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2001). First edition - A novel set during one week in 1988 in an African American community of Pittsburgh, and centering around Chris Tolbert - an eighteen-year old left paralyzed and haunted by the loss of his best friend after a recent accident. . O'Nan was selected by Granta as one of America's best young novelists. 268 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 62468
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  • TOKYO YEAR ZERO. by Peace, David.
    Peace, David.
    TOKYO YEAR ZERO.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in 1946, in post-war, burned-out, American-occupied Japan, this is a fictionalized account of the real-life hunt for the "Japanese Bluebeard" - a decorated Imperial soldier who raped and murdered at least 10 women. In addition to receiving many awards, Peace was named by Granta in 2003 as one of the 20 best young British novelists. Map, glossary. 355 pp. ISBN: 9780307263742.

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

    Book ID: 48285
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  • TIMOLEON VIETA COME HOME : A Sentimental Journey. by Rhodes, Dan.
    Rhodes, Dan.
    TIMOLEON VIETA COME HOME : A Sentimental Journey.

    Edition: First US printing and first hardcover edition.

    New York: Canongate. (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised novel by an author who was named one of Granta magazine's 'Best British Writers 2003'. 226 pp. ISBN: 1841954225.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but a bit of shopwear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 47626
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  • THE COLONEL'S DAUGHTER and Other Stories. by Tremain, Rose
    Tremain, Rose
    THE COLONEL'S DAUGHTER and Other Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's fourth book - her first collection of short stories. In 1983, Tremain was one of 20 writers chosen as the "Best of Young British Novelists." 174 pp. ISBN: 0-671-504630.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket. A tight copy, but some spotting to the rear cover.

    Book ID: 48039
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  • THE COLONEL'S DAUGHTER and Other Stories. by Tremain, Rose
    Tremain, Rose
    THE COLONEL'S DAUGHTER and Other Stories.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Summit Books, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's fourth book - her first collection of short stories. In 1983, Tremain was one of 20 writers chosen as the "Best of Young British Novelists." 174 pp. ISBN: 0-671-504630.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, rem line - a nice tight copy.)

    Book ID: 20290
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