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Banks, Russell. THE ANGEL ON THE ROOF: THE STORIES OF RUSSELL BANKS. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 506 pages. As New/As New.

Massive retrospective collection of short stories. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents in one handsome volume some of the finest short stories written in our time. "Russell Banks offers readers an astonishing collection of thirty years of his short fiction, revised especially for this volume, enhanced by the inclusion of nine new stories that are among the finest he has ever written. As is characteristic of all of Banks' works, these stories resonate with irony and compassion, honesty and insight, extending into the vast territory of the heart and the world, from working-class New England to Florida and the Caribbean and Africa. Broad in scope and rich in imagination, affirms Russell Banks's place as one of the masters of American storytelling" (Publisher's blurb). A stunning achievement, this is a "must-have" title for Russell Banks collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by Russell Banks. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RUSSELL BANKS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0060173963. $60.00

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