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Salzman, Mark. LYING AWAKE. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 181 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

The author's third novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2000. Widely regarded as the author's finest achievement since his debut, "Iron & Silk". The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Using a very limited palette, Mark Salzman creates an austere masterpiece. The real miracle is that it works perfectly on every level: On the realistic surface, it captures the petty squabbles and tiny bursts of radiance of life in a Los Angeles monastery; deeper down it probes the nature of spiritual illumination and the meaning and purpose of prayer in everyday life; and at bottom, there lurks a profound meditation on the mystery of artistic inspiration. Quieter and more sober than Salzman's previous narratives, it is also more accomplished, more thought-provoking, and more highly crafted" (David Laskin). Described by The New Yorker Magazine as "nearly flawless". A "must-have" title for Mark Salzman collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Mark Salzman. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Finalist of the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for "Iron & Silk". One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARK SALZMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375406328. $70.00

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