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  • MY LIFE AS A FAKE. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    MY LIFE AS A FAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sydney: Knopf / Random House Australia, (2003)0 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Using a real literary hoax that transfixed Australia in Carey's boyhood, this is a novel of literary forgery and obsession which ranges from Melbourne to Malaysia, to Bali, to Sumatra and Java. Author's note. 280 pp. Ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 1-740512464.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dustjacket (toning to edges of textblock, shelfwear to bottom edge of boards)

    Book ID: 78413
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  • MY LIFE AS A FAKE. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    MY LIFE AS A FAKE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Using a real literary hoax that transfixed Australia in Carey's boyhood, this is a novel of literary forgery and obsession which ranges from Melbourne to Malaysia, to Bali, to Sumatra and Java. SIGNED on the title page. 266 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 05-71216188.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63411
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  • SARAH. by LeRoy, J. T. (pseudonym of Laura Albert)
    LeRoy, J. T. (pseudonym of Laura Albert)
    SARAH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2000). First edition - The debut novel of this now well-known literary fraud, one which has been the subject of several movies. Purportedly autobiographical, this is narrated by an androgynous twelve year old boy whose mother Sarah is a lot lizard, a prostitute who works the truck stops in West Virginia. He tries to follow in her world, working for a pimp who specializes in "boy-girls." Along with the collection of stories published in 2001 this became the film "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" with Asia Argento. 154 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75407
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  • FAMOUS ALL OVER TOWN. by Santiago, Danny (Daniel Lewis James, 1911-1988)
    Santiago, Danny (Daniel Lewis James, 1911-1988)
    FAMOUS ALL OVER TOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1983.) dj. A novel that takes place in a Mexican-American East Los Angeles neighborhood, the story of one turbulent year in the life of the Medina family, as told by young Rudy Medina, Jr., better known as Chato. Described as the first novel by an author who had grown up in Los Angeles, this received much praise as well as the distinguished fiction award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. The only problem was that it was later revealed that Santiago was the pseudonym of Daniel James, an Anglo from a wealthy family who grew up in Kansas, and was 73 at the time this was published, James, who wrote…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1983.) dj. A novel that takes place in a Mexican-American East Los Angeles neighborhood, the story of one turbulent year in the life of the Medina family, as told by young Rudy Medina, Jr., better known as Chato. Described as the first novel by an author who had grown up in Los Angeles, this received much praise as well as the distinguished fiction award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. The only problem was that it was later revealed that Santiago was the pseudonym of Daniel James, an Anglo from a wealthy family who grew up in Kansas, and was 73 at the time this was published, James, who wrote several screenplays, had been blacklisted during the McCarthy era, and had his Hollywood career destroyed, and used that as his reason for publishing under a pseudonym. While there is no simple answer to the controversy raised by this book, it was written as a work of fiction, and not autobiography. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-671-432494.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear along fold of dj flap)

    Book ID: 57614
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