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Eggers, Dave. YOU SHALL KNOW OUR VELOCITY. London, England: Hamish Hamilton, 2003. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 371 pages. As New.

The author's debut novel. Uncorrected Proof. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom, very few copies of the Proof were printed, making it rare. A brilliant production by Hamish Hamilton: Regular-sized volume format. Softcovers with the opening paragraph of the novel on the cover and titles on the spine, as issued. Text by Dave Eggers. Without DJ, as issued. Excerpted in The New Yorker Magazine, Dave Eggers' novel is, in many ways, a further exploration of the themes of his breakthrough memoir, "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". His ears are keenly attuned to the malaise as well as the redeeming possibilities of contemporary life. The British sincerely believe that the English language has not been spoken or written in the United States for more than two hundred years. So the glowing blurbs on Dave Eggers that appear on the back cover are quite encouraging: "He writes wonderfully. An extremely impressive debut" (John Banville). One of the most distinctive, urgent, and interesting voices in contemporary American literature, this is a work of staggering ambition and achievement. A "must-have" edition for Dave Eggers collectors. This is the only copy of the Uncorrected Proof we have ever seen, is available online, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. As far as we know, there was no Uncorrected Proof of the American Edition. A rare copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVE EGGERS TITLES AND MCSWEENEY'S QUARTERLY ISSUES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0970335555. $200.00

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