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Moore, Susanna. IN THE CUT. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 180 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed. .

The author's breakthrough fourth novel. Susanna Moore's single finest achievement. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Written in the mystery/thriller genre, Moore presents a novel of spare, limpid, and immaculate beauty that finally transcends the genre's conventional limits. With a brilliant and highly erotic twist-ending that is tragic yet, as the title implies, inescapable, the nuances of the last few paragraphs are Susanna Moore writing at the top of her form (you have to read the ending at least twice to make sure you got it right, a feat, not a flaw, in this case). Moore's best novel to date, it proves, if proof were needed, that she is one of the most under-appreciated novelists of our time. The basis of the fine film adaptation directed by Jane Campion, with Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo. Moore wrote the screenplay with Campion. A "must-have" title for Susanna Moore collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in blue fountain pen on the title page by Susanna Moore. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time. 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, one of the best we have ever seen. A very 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 novelists. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSANNA MOORE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0679422587. $70.00

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