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  • THE GREAT FIRE. by Hazzard, Shirley.
    Hazzard, Shirley.
    THE GREAT FIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 'great fire' of the title is World War II, which swept Europe and Asia - in the aftermath, Leith, a war hero, is sent to occupied Japan to record the effects of the bomb at Hiroshima. Dustjacket praise from Michael Cunningham (who calls Hazzard 'purely and simply, one of the greatest writers working in English today') and Ann Patchett (who says it is 'brilliant and dazzling... worth a twenty year wait.') Winner of the 2003 National Book Award. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374-166447.

    Condition: Fine in fine (first issue) dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35915
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  • THE GREAT FIRE. by Hazzard, Shirley.
    Hazzard, Shirley.
    THE GREAT FIRE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2003.) dj. Hardcover - The 'great fire' of the title is World War II, which swept Europe and Asia - in the aftermath, Leith, a war hero, is sent to occupied Japan to record the effects of the bomb at Hiroshima. Dustjacket praise from Michael Cunningham (who calls Hazzard 'purely and simply, one of the greatest writers working in English today') and Ann Patchett (who says it is 'brilliant and dazzling... worth a twenty year wait.') Winner of the 2003 National Book Award. ISBN: 0-374-166447.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31340
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  • THE SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI. by Hirahara, Naomi.
    Hirahara, Naomi.
    THE SUMMER OF THE BIG BACHI.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delta / Bantam, (2004). First edition - The author's first novel, issued as a trade paperback original, and introducing Mas Arai, a Japanese-American gardener as the unlikely protagonist in this mystery with its roots in Hiroshima. 287 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76338
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  • BLACK RAIN. by Ibuse, Masuji.
    Ibuse, Masuji.
    BLACK RAIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Tokyo and Palo Alto, CA: Kodansha International, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Hailed in Japan as "the first true work of art to be inspired by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima" this novel, based largely on actual accounts written or recounted by survivors of this holocaust, one which brought "black rain" down from the sky, nevertheless manages to combine the horror with a gentle humor and an appreciation for the small and very human gestures. Translated from the Japanese by John Bester. Translator's preface. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-87011-00772.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (bump to lower edge of front cover). Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.

    Book ID: 62093
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  • NOBODY IMPORTANT. by [Overbrook Press] Rose, Billy.
    [Overbrook Press] Rose, Billy.
    NOBODY IMPORTANT.

    Edition: Limited edition - first separate publication of this essay.

    Stamford, Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1948. First edition - One of 600 copies printed at The Overbrook Press as a Christmas keepsake. Reprints a column by Rose, which recounts a story told him by an-serviceman recently returned from Japan, and the small gift card laid in from Frank and Helen Altschul calls this a 'gentle reminder of the nature of the modern world.' Initial and tailpiece by Rudolph Ruzicka. A slim production, just 8 pp plus the colophon.

    Condition: Near fine in white wrappers with an outer wrapper of coral marbleized paper and small paper label on the front cover. Gift card laid.

    Book ID: 51114
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  • ALL YOU WHO SLEEP TONIGHT: Poems. by Seth, Vikram.
    Seth, Vikram.
    ALL YOU WHO SLEEP TONIGHT: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of quietly reflective lyric poems on topics ranging from the airport baggage claim to Hiroshima, China, and the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. 62 pp. ISBN: 0-394-58516X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53593
    Keywords: china, hiroshima, Poetry
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