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Rails Under My Back

By: Allen, Jeffery Renard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2180


This copy has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award.Kirkus Reviews called it ".a very impressive creation: the work of an unusually gifted, disciplined, and more than promising writer." This novel has at its center two young men at the heart of America, and at the heart of a mysteriously complex family. View more info

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Rails Under My Back

By: Allen, Jeffery Renard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4666


This is a REVIEW COPY with Publishers' materials and author photo laid-in that has been SIGNED by Jeffrey Renard Allen on the title page. Kirkus Reviews called it "a very impressive creation: the work of an unusually gifted, disciplined, and more than promising writer." This novel has at its center two young men at the heart of America, and at the heart of a mysteriously complex family. Winner of a 2002 Whiting Writers' Award. View more info

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The White Boy Shuffle

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7557


This Uncorrected Proof copy has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! "The White Boy Shuffle" is a moving, deft satire on issues of race as well as the tale of the coming of age of Gunnar Kaufman, a contemporary African American who is in no way typical. With his unparalleled ability to recreate the rhythms of everyday speech, to cut, mix, and recombine language in order to evoke a whole new world of experience. A combination of literary and street, at o... View more info

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Tuff

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7561


This copy has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! "Tuff" unleashes Paul Beatty's verbal dazzle and nothing-sacred sensibility on the story of a young black man coming of age on the streets and stoops of Spanish Harlem. Beatty's fierce gifts have never been more apparent: "Tuff" marks the return of one of this generation's freshest voices. Small corner "bump" on one edge accounts for the grading. View more info

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Tuff

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7562


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof (includes a bound-in copy of the proposed artwork) has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! "Tuff" unleashes Paul Beatty's verbal dazzle and nothing-sacred sensibility on the story of a young black man coming of age on the streets and stoops of Spanish Harlem. Beatty's fierce gifts have never been more apparent: "Tuff" marks the return of one of this generation's freshest voices. Small corner "bump" on ... View more info

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Big Bank Take Little Bank: New Cafe Poets, No.1

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Nuyorican Poets Cafe: 1991

Edition: First Edition/Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7563


This copy of the talented author's first book - a collection of poetry - has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! While it is a second printing, this is a scarce work (more so signed) from this talented author. Published by the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. Praise by Allen Ginsberg who calls it "humorous, incisive, Americanist." The Village Voice says of it "Paul Beatty's a poet for us kids who grew up on Saturday morning cartoons, video games, and rap, and... View more info

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Joker, Joker, Deuce

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Penguin: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7564


This copy of the author's second book of poetry has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! Issued in paperback format. A cutting-edge collection of poems from the man "Newsweek" calls "the prmier bard of hip hop." Jessica Hagedorn praise stating "'Verbal Mugging' at its most dangerous. Paul Beatty's "Joker, Joker, Deuce" moves to fierce urban rhythms, both cool and hot. A rush of intense visual images and electric word music..." View more info

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The Sellout

By: Beatty, Paul

Price: $1,350.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2015

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8348


This copy of "The Sellout" has been SIGNED by Paul Beatty on the title page! "The Sellout" showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and an appeal of a race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, it challenges the sacred tenets of the U.S Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality - the Black Chinese restaurant. ... View more info

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The Emperor of Ocean Park

By: Carter, Stephen L.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5523


This copy of the celebrated Yale University Law Professor's debut novel has been SIGNED by Stephen L. Carter on the title page! This title was warmly received and garnered praise from all quarters. It is a large, stirring novel of suspense that is, at the same time, a work of brilliantly asute social observation. "The Emperor of Ocean Park" is set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the eastern seaboard - old families who summer... View more info

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What We Lose: A Novel

By: Clemmons, Zinzi

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8366


This copy of "What We Lose: A Novel" has been SIGNED by Zinzi Clemmons on the title page! From an author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African American woman's coming-of-age - a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country. Paul Beatty has called it "Transfixing." View more info

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Family

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., NY: Doubleday [1991].: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 96


This copy has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the title page! The author's 1st novel following three critically acclaimed collections of short stories. Set in the years just before and after the Civil War "Family" tells the story of four generations of an African-American family whose emotional and spiritual center is Always, a willful, resourcefull, and gentle young woman born into slavery. To hear Ms. Cooper at a reading is "uplifting", to say the least. View more info

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The Matter Is Life

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 97


This copy has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the title page! Another collection of "exuberant tales of everyday people" that we come to expect from this author. Rich and lyrical, lively and brash, and full of wonder at the unexpected mysteries of life, these stories delve deeply into the enormous passions of every moment lived. View more info

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Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 99


This copy of the Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the title page! Whether it be through her stories or her legenday readings, J. California Cooper's words have an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend. Her characters are plainspoken and direct: simple people for whom life, despite its everpresent struggles, is always worth the journey. View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Navarro, CA, Wild Trees Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 632


This copy has been SIGNED by both J. California Cooper on the title page and by Alice Walker at her foreward! The celebrated author's first book - a collection of stories. In the foreward by Alice Walker she states "It is with both pleasure and pride that I introduce the wise and exhilarating stories of Joan California Cooper's 'A Piece of Mine'. Pleasure because I know others will now have the opportunity to enjoy Cooper's talent, humor, and insight into character, and ... View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, UK, The Women's Press: 1986

Edition: First UK Paperback Edition/First Printi

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6279


This copy of the UK trade paperback issue has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the half-title page and by Alice Walker (who contributed the forward) on the title page! In this collection - her larger-than-life women struggle for love, money, happiness, and sometimes, revenge. Told with enormous warmth and humour, these twelve stories centre on the lives of black women and their men in the small-town southern states of America. View more info

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A Piece of Mine

By: Cooper, J. California

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Anchor Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6280


This copy has been SIGNED by J. California Cooper on the half-title page! Her debut work - Alice Walker has said: "Her style is deceptively simple and direct, and the value of tears in which her characters reside is never so deep that a rich chuckle at a foolish person's foolishness cannot be heard." This is a copy of the first Anchor Books edition. View more info

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The Farming of Bones

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY: SOHO [1998].: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2954


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Edwidge Danticat. The very talented and popular author's most recent novel. She was also a "Granta 20" author and her first collection of stories "Krik? Krak!" was nominated for a National Book Award. Well reviewed, the New York Times Bo ok Review has said "Extraordinarily ambitious.extraordinarily successful." View more info

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Behind the Mountains

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Orchard Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4098


This copy has been SIGNED by Edwidge Danticat on the title page! First Person Fiction features authors from a variety of backgrounds writing about the experience of coming to America. The author was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1969. Her parents immigrated to New York when she was a small child, and she and her brother remained in Haiti, where they were raised by an aunt and uncle. At the age of twelve, she moved to Brooklyn to join her parents. View more info

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The Farming of Bones

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Abacus: 1999

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4569


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Edwidge Danticat! The very talented and popular author's recent novel. She was also a "Granta 20" author and her first collection of stories "Krik? Krak!" was nominated for a National Book Award. Well reviewed, the New York Times Book Review has said "Extraordinarily ambitious.extraordinarily successful." View more info

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After the Dance

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Jouneys: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6268


This copy has been SIGNED by Edwidge Danticat on the title page! The 2nd title in the Crown Journeys Series. One of Haiti’s most renowned daughters returns to her homeland, taking readers on a stunning, exquisitely rendered journey beyond the hedonistic surface of Carnival and into its deep heart. Part travelogue, part memoir, this is a lyrical narrative of a writer rediscovering her country along with a part of herself. It’s also a wonderful introduction to Haiti... View more info