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Lethem, Jonathan. MEN AND CARTOONS: STORIES. New York City, NY: Doubleday, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 176 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's third collection of short stories. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the paperback edition. "Blends the literary with the fantastical, probing themes of loneliness, failed relationships, and the consequences of strange powers. These nine stories starring comic-book heroes and regular folks are steeped in melancholic nostalgia, absurdist humor, and a sly air of cultural critique. The strongest combine character studies with extraordinary elements" (Publishers Weekly). "His bold imagination and sheer love of words defy all forms and expectations and place him among his country's foremost writers" (Salon). A "must-have" title for Jonathan Lethem collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Jonathan Lethem. Lethem's signature fills up the page. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Crawford Award for Best Fantasy Novel and the Locus Award for Best First Novel in 1994 for "Gun, with Occasional Music". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1999 for "Motherless Brooklyn". Selected as one of the "Best Books of the Year" by the New York Times in 2003 for "Fortress of Solitude". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN LETHEM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385512163. $30.00

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