- Keyword = surreal
Edition: First printing.
New York: Poseidon Press, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (preceded by a collection of short stories), centering around the lives of some of the few remaining residents of the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania where an underground mine fire has been burning since 1962. A combination of the "everyday ordinary and the outrageously surreal." (Susan Kenney.) Dust jacket praise also from John Barth and Edward Albee. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-671-72715X.
Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear to fold of flap of dj with some associated creasing.)Book ID: 56328More details Price: $18.00
COIN LOCKER BABIES
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Kodansha International, (1995). First edition - A surreal tale of the search for identity, by the only two surviving "coin locker babies" - infants abandoned by their mothers at birth in the public lockers of train stations. The third novel by this innovative Japanese writer, winner of the 3rd Noma Liberal Arts New Member Prize. 395 pp. A very uncommon advance issue.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 7290More details Price: $50.00