(Click for larger image)

Butler, Robert Olen. THEY WHISPER. Huntington Beach, CA: James Cahill Publishing, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 333 pages. As New.

The author's seventh novel. Limited Edition of 150 numbered and signed copies. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. There is no ISBN. A handsome production by James Cahill Publishing: Regular-sized volume format. Hard marbled boards with pale-blue leather overboards and titles on spine, as issued. Text by Robert Olen Butler. Handsome slipcase. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Details the rich, erotic life of Ira Holloway, an ordinary 40-year-old guy. "The most interesting aspect is the stream-of-consciousness 'I' of Ira that becomes the 'I' of various women, yielding a novel told from many points-of-view. Butler's women are vivid. Fiona emerges as his most significant other, becoming his wife and a mother to his son. She concludes the novel a la Molly Bloom, in a soliloquy to the spirituality of sex: She is in love with Jesus, a sexual Jesus. There are many such strange and marvelous passages in Butler's novel" (John Mort). A "must-have" title for Robert Olen Butler collectors. This copy is Number 26, and is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in red fountain pen on the Front Limitation Page by Robert Olen Butler. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Other copies online command up to $250. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1993 for "A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain". One of the finest living American writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT OLEN BUTLER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN B000VXHA54. $150.00

This item is available for purchase. This web page was most recently updated on August 05, 2020.