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Kalfus, Ken. A DISORDER PECULIAR TO THE COUNTRY. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 237 pages. As New/As New.

The author's second novel. Now considered a contemporary cult classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Kalfus' novel joins an exponentially growing number of literary works inspired by 9/11, and is worthy of the best among them thus far. "Like their country, Marshall and Joyce Harriman, a Brooklyn Heights couple, are at war. They are one year into an impossibly bitter divorce, and their hatred for one another has acquired the intensity of something historic, tribal, and ethnic. When Joyce watches the destruction of The World Trade Center, she is seized by a great gladness because Marshall works on the eighty-sixth floor of the South Tower. But he escapes to fight another day in the apartment that neither will relinquish. Kalfus skewers the pieties surrounding 9/11, but having set his black comedy in the shadow of that national trauma, he charts the powerful sway that world events briefly held over the lives of individual Americans" (The New Yorker Magazine). "Now you know what it's like to live in history" (Ken Kalfus). A "must-have" title for Ken Kalfus collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Ken Kalfus. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed 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 flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KEN KALFUS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0060501405. $70.00

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