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Kalfus, Ken. PU-239 AND OTHER RUSSIAN FANTASIES. New York City, NY: Milkweed Editions, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 289 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second collection of fiction, consisting of a novella and six short stories. One of Ken Kalfus' finest achievements. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the Softcover Edition. Inspired by his extensive travels across post-Soviet Russia between 1994 and 1998, the collection was selected as the best short story collection of the year 1999 by Salon Magazine: "It's exhilarating to discover a young writer of so much range and so little self-consciousness about exploring it". A "must-have" title for Ken Kalfus collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time and is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the true First Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. Finalist for The National Book Award in 2006 for "A Disorder Peculiar To The Country". One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KEN KALFUS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1571310290. $50.00

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