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Olson, Shannon. WELCOME TO MY PLANET WHERE ENGLISH IS SOMETIMES SPOKEN. New York City, NY: Viking, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 287 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. 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. "Pulls us in with a conversational, seemingly unadorned style that camouflages her well-crafted narrative technique as she moves back and forth in time. With her retro and up-to-the-minute pop culture references to The Love Boat, grieving conferences, Prozac, Oprah, bachelorette parties, and the ravages of graduate school, the author clearly knows her target audience. An almost perfect coming-of-age story for an era in which public life, jazzed by lightning technological and commercial changes, leapfrogs away while emotional adolescence strangely extends into our thirties" (Maura Alia Bramkamp). A brilliant debut. A "must-have" title for Shannon Olson collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Shannon Olson. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for some time. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most accomplished living American writers. A flawless copy. . ISBN 0670892084. $30.00

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