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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from…

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    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp.

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

    Book ID: 37582
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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in…

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    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. 291 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38904
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  • THE FAMILY. by Emecheta, Buchi.
    Emecheta, Buchi.
    THE FAMILY.

    Edition: Trade paperback (BOMC.)

    New York: George Braziller, (1989.). Award-winning, Nigerian-born author's ninth novel, the story of a young girl from Jamaica who comes to London to be reunited with the parents who deserted her years ago. . 239 pp. ISBN: 0-8076-12502.

    Condition: Fair condition only (crinkling to about half the pages caused by dampness, wear to covers, strictly an inexpensive reading copy.)

    Book ID: 48198
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  • GINGERBREAD. by Oyeyemi, Helen.
    Oyeyemi, Helen.
    GINGERBREAD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2019. dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth novel by this award-winning writer, who, in 2013, was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists. The story of a family - and especially of Harriet Lee and her teen-age daughter Perdita - whose legacy was a recipe for gingerbread. Described by the New York Times "a wildly imagined, head-spinning, deeply intelligent novel." 258 pp. ISBN: 978-1594634659.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 84417
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