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Klam, Matthew. SAM THE CAT AND OTHER STORIES. New York City, NY: Random House, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 243 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut collection of short stories. One of the most important literary debuts of the year 2000. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Seven brilliant stories that have received enormous critical acclaim. "Knowing, perceptive, and wickedly funny, Matthew Klam loves his characters but spares them nothing: The swaggering womanizer Sam falls in love with a woman across a crowded room who, upon closer inspection, turns out to be not quite what he expected; a self-doubting young professional attends the posh wedding of his successful friend and delivers a disastrous toast. These stories crackle with humor, intelligence, and style and add up to an outrageously funny, unforgettable debut" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Matthew Klam collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the month and year of publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Matthew Klam 6.22.00". 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 scarce signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century" on the basis of one published book. One of the finest American writers of the 21st century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0679457453. $40.00

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