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Madras on Rainy Days

By: Ali, Samina

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4862


This copy has been SIGNED by Samina Ali on the title page. In this finely observed debut novel, Samina Ali intimately explores a girl's journey to self-possession. Ali's haunting prose and richly drawn characters lay bare the complex and hidden world behind the veil. "Madras on Rainy Days" is a dazzling performance by an arresting new voice. View more info

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The Coast Of Good Intentions

By: Byers, Michael

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Mariner: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1511


This copy has been SIGNED by Michael Byers on the title page! The author's debut collection of stories with a Pacific Northwest Coast setting. As Christopher Tilghman has said "A big, beautiful collection of stories. They are gentle and wise, but never tame: the questions Byers poses are spiritual and existential, and many of the stories pack a real wallop." His stories have been chosen for The Best American Short Stories and he was named as Winner of a Whiting ... View more info

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Moth Smoke

By: Hamid, Mohsin

Price: $195.00  $175.50

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8393


This copy of "Moth Smoke" has been SIGNED by Mohsin Hamid on the title page! The debut novel from this native of Lahore, Pakistan. Kirkus Reviews calls it "Dazzling...A strong novelistic imagination is at work in this unusual and compelling debut...". Portrays a contemporary Pakistan far more vivid and and disturbing than the exoticized images of South Asia familiar to the West. While at Princeton University, Hamid took two Creative Writing courses - on... View more info

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Dear Mr. President

By: Hudson, Gabe

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4761


This copy has been SIGNED by Gabe Hudson on the title page! In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chuck Palahniuk dustjacket praise stating "Mr. Hudson's style goes from zero to one hundred MPH ... View more info

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Dear Mr. President

By: Hudson, Gabe

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6938


This copy has been INSCRIBED by Gabe Hudson on the title page "For Adam, for all hius heroics, America still needs your help. With Affection, Gabe." In the classic American tradition of subversive war narratives such as "Catch-22" and "Slaughterhouse-Five", a powerful new voice captures our attention with seven stories and a novella that take on the Gulf War with audacity, narrative brilliance, savage humor, and startling emotional resonance. Chu... View more info

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the Residue Years: A Novel

By: Jackson, Mitchell S.

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Bloomsbury USA: 2013

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7461


This copy has been SIGNED by Mitchell S. Jackson on the title page (he has also crossed-out his printed name)! Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America's whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the '90s, those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was like to come of age in that time and place, with a breakout voice that's nothi... View more info

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Preparation for the Next Life

By: Lish, Atticus

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: London, UK, Oneworld Publications: 2014

Edition: First UK Edition/Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7679


This is a beautiful copy of the hardcover edition of "Preparation for the Next Life" that has been SIGNED by Atticus Lish on the title page! This is a second printing (states "reprinted 2015). Announced as Winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award! The New York Times called the book "indelible, " and perhaps the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade." That love story - tender, but volatile and ultimately uncomprehending - is bet... View more info

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Preparation for the Next Life

By: Lish, Atticus

Price: $225.00  $202.50

Publisher: London, UK, Oneworld Publications: 2014

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7907


This is a beautiful copy of the hardcover edition of "Preparation for the Next Life" that has been SIGNED by Atticus Lish on the title page! This is the First Hardcover printing of this title and is a First Printing. Winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award! The New York Times called the book "indelible, " and perhaps the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade." That love story - tender, but volatile and ultimately uncomprehending -... View more info

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Preparation for the Next Life

By: Lish, Atticus

Price: $70.00  $63.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Tyrant Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7908


This copy has been neatly SIGNED by Atticus Lish below his printed name! NY Times blurb on cover indicating that this is a First Edition/First Printing (Second State) copy. Announced as Winner of the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award! The New York Times called the book "indelible, " and perhaps the finest and most unsentimental love story of the new decade." That love story - tender, but volatile and ultimately uncomprehending - is between Zou Lei, a Chinese Muslin i... View more info

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Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

By: Packer, Z Z

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5067


This copy of the author's debut collection of stories has been SIGNED by Z Z Packer on the title page. Her impressive range and talent are abundantly evident: she dazzles with her command of language, surprising and delighting us with unexpected turns and indelible images, as she takes us into the lives of characters on the periphery, unsure of where they belong. Packer is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. View more info

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Scar Vegas and Other Stories

By: Paine, Tom

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Harcourt: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4109


This copy has been SIGNED by Tom Paine title page! The debut short story collection by this two-time Pushcart Prize winner. Named as a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. The characters in these stories live in a global world with settings from Romania to Tucson. These stories have a beginning, middle, and end, and you can't stop reading once you've read the first line. Dustjacket praise from Rick Moody, Bob Shachochis, Chris Bohjalian and Philip Caputo who says "... View more info

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Scar Vegas and Other Stories

By: Paine, Tom

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: NY, Harcourt: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4426


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof in plain red wraps has been SIGNED by Author on Title Page. The debut short story collection by this two-time Pushcart Prize winner. Named as a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. The characters in these stories live in a global world with settings from Romania to Tucson. These stories have a beginning, middle, and end, and you can't stop reading once you've read the first line. Dustjacket praise from Rick Moody, Bob Shachochis, Chris... View more info

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CivilWarLand In Bad Decline

By: Saunders, George

Price: $325.00  $292.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8386


This beautiful copy of "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline" has been SIGNED by George Saunders on the title page! He has also dated it 2017 and added his "doodle." The author's debut collection of stories - named as a Finalist for the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award and named a New York Times Notable Book for that year. Dustjacket praise by Thomas Pynchon stating "An astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic, and funny." Tobias Wolff calls George Sau... View more info

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The Death of Vishnu

By: Suri, Manil

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Norton: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3022


This highly praised debut has been SIGNED by Manil Suri on the title page! Suffused with Hindu mythology and the exuberance of Bombay cinema, this story of one apartment building becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India. Dustjacket praise by Jim Crace who states that ".The Death of Vishnu finds the Universe in a block of Bombay flats; it is tender, caustic, witty, and inspired." Michael Cunningham calls it "Vibrantly al... View more info

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The Death of Vishnu

By: Suri, Manil

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Norton: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3023


This highly praised debut has been SIGNED by Manil Suri on the title page! Suffused with Hindu mythology and the exuberance of Bombay cinema, this story of one apartment building becomes a metaphor for the social and religious divisions of contemporary India. Dustjacket praise by Jim Crace who states that ".The Death of Vishnu finds the Universe in a block of Bombay flats; it is tender, caustic, witty, and inspired." Michael Cunningham calls it "Vibrantly al... View more info