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Moore, Susanna. THE BIG GIRLS. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 224 pages. As New/As New.

The author's sixth novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2007. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "In spare yet hypnotic prose, Susanna Moore examines the bond between a young psychiatrist and a mentally ill patient in her devastating novel, set at an upstate New York federal women's prison. Sloatsburg Correctional Institution is dangerous, under-staffed, under-financed, and overwhelmingly grim. The place epitomizes what is wrong with our nation's prison system and stands as a warning about our growing mental health crisis. Moore deftly shifts perspective among her principal characters as the action hurtles to an oddly satisfying resolution. Reading this heart-breaker is like watching a train wreck while dialing for help on your cellphone. You can't turn away" (Publishers Weekly). A "must-have" title for Susanna Moore collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue fountain pen on the title page by Susanna Moore. This title will become collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Pen/Ernest Hemingway Citation and The Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSANNA MOORE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400041902. $50.00

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