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Walter, Jess. THE ZERO. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 325 pages. As New.

The author's breakthrough second novel. Advance Reader's Edition. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Pictorial softcovers with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Text by Jess Walter. Without DJ, as issued. A literary thriller about 9/11 that does not once mention the event: "Does the smartest thing he could have done: He doesn't mention 9/11 by name nor does he mention the World Trade Center or any other important person, place or thing having to do with that day. And yet we know exactly who's who and what's what. The book's title is a reference to Ground Zero, but by stripping away the word 'ground', he makes the place both fresh and nightmarish all over again. Walter builds the hellish aftermath from scratch, transforming that day into a page-turner with powerful social commentary about the marketing of a tragedy and the endless ways in which some people have profited by it" (The Washington Post). A "must-have" title for Jess Walter collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Jess Walter. This is the only copy of the Advance Reader's Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist for the National Book Award in 2006 for "The Zero". One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0060898658. $100.00

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