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Hagedorn, Jessica. DREAM JUNGLE. New York City, NY: Viking, 2003. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 325 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's third novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2003. Published to enormous critical acclaim. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "As beautiful as summer, as unforgettable as heartbreak, and Zamora de Legazpi is one of the most troubled and fascinating protagonists in recent memory. Another luminous performance by a writer who soars from strength to strength" (Junot Diaz). In a celebrated New Yorker Magazine review, Jessica Hagedorn was praised by John Updike, the most influential reviewer/critic in America today, as one of the finest writers of her generation. Harold Bloom, the greatest living literary critic, weighed in and wrote that "Hagedorn expresses the conflicts experienced by Asian immigrants caught between cultures. She takes aim at racism in the United States and develops in her dramas the themes of displacement and the search for belonging". A "must-have" title for Jessica Hagedorn collectors. This title is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by Jessica Hagedorn. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Finalist for the National Book Award in 1990 for "Dogeaters". Voted the Best Book of the Year by the Before Columbus Foundation. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JESSICA HAGEDORN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670884588. $40.00

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