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Chen, Da. BROTHERS. New York City, NY: Shaye Areheart Books, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 422 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's debut novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Da Chen's "Brothers". Drawing on his experiences growing up during the Cultural Revolution, Da Chen has written a brilliant and moving novel about two brothers caught in the maelstrom of the momentous changes that have buffeted China. "Chen's inventive and sprawling family saga eloquently recreates a time of enormous upheaval" (Publishers Weekly). A "must-have" title for Da Chen collectors. This copy is magnificently signed and inscribed in black-ink brush, Chinese calligraphy style, on both the front pastedown and the front free endpaper by Da Chen. The result is a work of art that fills up both panels. He also stamped it with his red seal. Da Chen wrote in black pen the phrase "A wish of longevity", a Chinese New Year wish, underneath and signed his name in Roman alphabet. We have seen very few signed and inscribed copies that are as beautiful as Da Chen's books. But this is unquestionably the best we have ever seen. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DA CHEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400097282. $80.00

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