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  • SEVEN SERPENTS AND SEVEN MOONS. by Aguilera Malta, Demetrio (1909-1981)
    Aguilera Malta, Demetrio (1909-1981)
    SEVEN SERPENTS AND SEVEN MOONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Austin: University of Texas Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel considered to be the most important by this influential and award-winning Ecuadorian writer, director, painter, and diplomat. He was a member of the Guayaquil Group of the 1930s, who used social realism in their writings, but this novel is notable for its use of magic realism - and humor - to "illustrate both symbolically and literally many of the essential problems that bedevil Latin America." Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. A title in the Texas Pan American Series. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-292775520.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 81927
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  • THE WAR OF THE SAINTS. by Amado, Jorge.
    Amado, Jorge.
    THE WAR OF THE SAINTS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An exuberant story of love and freedom triumphant set during festival time in the Brazilian city of Bahia. Translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa. "The statue of Santa Barbara of the Thunder, most holy of icons, is bound for the city of Bahia to be enshrined at the Museum of Sacred Art. Despite all precautions, however, the unthinkable has happened: The lovely statue has vanished." But not stolen: St Barbara has come to live. Glossary. 357 pp. ISBN: 0-553-095374.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43605
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  • HOUSE OF MIST and THE SHROUDED WOMAN. by Bombal, Maria-Luisa (1910-1980)
    Bombal, Maria-Luisa (1910-1980)
    HOUSE OF MIST and THE SHROUDED WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Austin: University of Texas Press, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Omnibus edition of two novels by perhaps the most influential Latin American woman writer of the early 20th century, originally published in Spanish and then in English translations (by Bombal herself) in 1947 and 1948. Her books, with their mingling of fantasy, realism and surrealism are considered precursors of the magical realism in Latin American literature. Foreword by Naomi Lindstrom. A title in the Texas Pan-Am series. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-292-70836X.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57306
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  • Flanagan, Richard.
    DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2000.). First edition - Tasmanian author's very highly praised and prize-winning first novel, originally published in Australia in 1994: 'Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears... In the rainforest waters that rush over him he sees those lives stripped of their surface realities, and finds a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking.' Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for first fiction and the South Australian Premier's Award. In 2014 Flanagan won the Man-Booker Award. 326 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 31747
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  • THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW. by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW.

    Edition: First thus - a signed edition.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In 1941, during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive. . . In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but its his daughter, Ettie, who creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked." SIGNED by the author on a tipped in page…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In 1941, during humanity's darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive. . . In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but its his daughter, Ettie, who creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked." SIGNED by the author on a tipped in page which states, "This signed edition . . has been specially bound by the publisher." A Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition and includes a bonus essay by Hoffman on golems. 382 pp plus a 1 p publisher ad. ISBN: 978-1982141998.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners very slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 83621
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  • WILD BEAUTY. by McLemore, Anna-Marie.
    McLemore, Anna-Marie.
    WILD BEAUTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Feiwel & Friends / Macmillan, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel "laced with slow-burning suspense, folklore, romance, and spun together with exquisite, luxuriant prose." SIGNED on the title page. 335 pp. ISBN: 978-1250173744.

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

    Book ID: 74467
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