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0374165890 ABANI, CHRIS., GRACELAND.
ABANI, CHRIS.
GRACELAND.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2004.) dj First printing. Nigerian-born author's powerful first novel, the story of a teenage Elvis impersonator living in a sprawling slum of Lagos. Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. 321 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0374165890
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Book number: 69212
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Keywords: PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award., nigeria, african american, 0374165890

 
ABERCROMBIE, BARBARA
GOOD RIDDANCE
New York: Harper & Row, 1979. First printing. Author's first novel - the story of a woman set adrift by her divorce but also of her ability to survive not only that, but a brutal rape, and to regain possession of herself. VG/VG (closed tears, pc.)
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Book number: 8994
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ABRAHAM, PEARL
THE ROMANCE READER
New York: Riverhead Books (Putnam), 1995. First printing. Author's first novel, the story of a young girl in the Hasidic world in Brooklyn - a secret reader of Charlotte Bronte and Victoria Holt in violation of the prohibition against reading books in English. F/F.
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Book number: 8544
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9780802120328 ABRAMS, DAVID., FOBBIT.
ABRAMS, DAVID.
FOBBIT.
New York: Black Cat / Grove Atlantic, (2012) Trade paperback original. The author's first novel, an Iraq war comedy. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Karl Marlantes (who called it hilarious, but the subject matter is deadly serious), Jonathan Evison (it deserves a place alongside Slaughterhouse-Five and Catch 22 as one of our great comic novels about the absurdity of war) and more. 369 pp. Fine in wrappers with French flaps. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 9780802120328
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Book number: 62815
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Keywords: iraq war, humor, military life, 9780802120328

 
ABU-JABER, DIANA.
ARABIAN JAZZ.
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1993.) dj First printing. The author's first novel, set among a large and loving Arab family living in a mostly poor-white small town in upstate New York - a community where ethnics are few and far between. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. 374 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0151078629
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Book number: 39247
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Keywords: arab-american, 0151078629

076791841X ACITO, MARC., HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.
ACITO, MARC.
HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.
New York: Broadway Books, (2004.) dj First printing. The author's first novel, set in a quiet New Jersey town in 1983, this is a coming-of-age story of an 'overly theatrical and sexually confused' 17 year old. Boldly SIGNED on the half title page with the words 'Be Splendid!' 276 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 076791841X
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Book number: 62220
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076791841X ACITO, MARC., HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.
ACITO, MARC.
HOW I PAID FOR COLLEGE: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater.
New York: Broadway Books, (2004.) dj First printing. The author's first novel, set in a quiet New Jersey town in 1983, this is a coming-of-age story of an 'overly theatrical and sexually confused' 17 year old. Boldly INSCRIBED on the half title page with the words 'Be Splendid!' and with a small blue property of Wallingford High School stamp. 278 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a crease on the rear flap of the dj, with a light impression on the last couple of pages) ISBN: 076791841X
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Book number: 65704
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0525247882 ADAIR, GILBERT., THE HOLY INNOCENTS: A Romance.
ADAIR, GILBERT.
THE HOLY INNOCENTS: A Romance.
New York: Dutton, 1989. dj First US printing. Film critic and translator's first novel, the story of 3 young people in Paris in 1968 whose addiction to movies turns into sexual role playing. One British review called it 'a slyly serious exploitation of two absorbing pastimes, the cinema and sex.' Basis for the 2003 movie 'The Dreamers' directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Since Adair re-wrote this novel at the same time as he worked on the screenplay and issued it under the same title as the movie, 'The Dreamers' it is probable that this book will never be re-issued in the original form. Becoming increasing hard to find. Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder line, a tight copy, appears unread.) ISBN: 0525247882
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Book number: 28800
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 ADDISON, CORBAN., A WALK ACROSS THE SUN.
ADDISON, CORBAN.
A WALK ACROSS THE SUN.
New York & London: SilverOak, (2012. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The author's very highly praised first novel, interwoven stories of two young Indian girls who are swept up into the international sex trade and the young American lawyer who becomes involved in trying to rescue them. INSCRIBED on the half title page. 370 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
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Book number: 54938
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Keywords: india, sex trade, arc, uncorrected proof,

 
ADDISON, CORBAN.
A WALK ACROSS THE SUN.
New York & London: SilverOak, (2012. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The author's very highly praised first novel, interwoven stories of two young Indian girls who are swept up into the international sex trade and the young American lawyer who becomes involved in trying to rescue them. SIGNED on the half title page. 370 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
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Book number: 54939
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Keywords: india, sex trade, arc, uncorrected proof,

0394488768 ADLER, RENATA., SPEEDBOAT.
ADLER, RENATA.
SPEEDBOAT.
New York: Random House, (1976) First printing. Author's first novel, originally published over five years as stories in The New Yorker, and praised by Updike, Barthelme, and Brodkey, among others. 178 pp. Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (creases on dj flaps) ISBN: 0394488768
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Book number: 75784
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 69.25 | £UK 57.75 | JP¥ 8238]
Keywords: women authors, 0394488768

9780316183314 AKHTAR, AYAD., AMERICAN DERVISH.
AKHTAR, AYAD.
AMERICAN DERVISH.
New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2012) dj First printing. A coming-of-age novel by this Pulitzer prize winning playwright, set in the American Midwest, which focuses on the forces affecting young Muslims growing up in the US. 352 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. ISBN: 9780316183314
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Book number: 64713
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Keywords: pakistan, pakistani-american, coming-of-age, muslim, 9780316183314

9781594632143 AKHTIORSKAYA, YELENA., PANIC IN A SUITCASE.
AKHTIORSKAYA, YELENA.
PANIC IN A SUITCASE.
New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj First printing. The author's first novel - the story of two decades in the life of a Russian immigrant family living in Brighton Beach - Brooklyn - and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream, when the dissolution of the Soviet Union makes returning just a matter of a plane ticket, and the Russian-owned shops in their adopted neighborhood stock even the most obscure comforts of home. 307 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. ISBN: 9781594632143
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Book number: 75567
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Keywords: immigrants, russians, brighton beach, 9781594632143

 
AKINS, ELLEN.
HOME MOVIE.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988. First printing. Author's first novel, about a 14-year old orphan rearing herself in Illinois and LA. F/F (faint line bottom edge)
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Book number: 3946
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9781439172179 AKINTI, PETER., FOREST GATE.
AKINTI, PETER.
FOREST GATE.
New York: Free Press, (2010.) First US printing, a trade paperback original. First novel by this young author, of Nigerian ancestry, raised in Forest Gate, London and now living in New York. A graphic, poetic and shattering story set among young Somalian refugees in the slums of London. Although drugs play a very significant role in the novel, Akinti wants to show that the tragedy of young men dying is about much more than that. This edition includes a reading guide and a question and answer section with the author. 210 pp. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy, but with a remainder line.) ISBN: 9781439172179
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Book number: 48609
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Keywords: somalian refugees, london slums, african descent, 9781439172179

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