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Enger, Leif. SO BRAVE, YOUNG, AND HANDSOME. New York City, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 285 pages. As New/As New.

The author's second novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2008, it is Leif Enger's much-anticipated second novel, breaking the "Harper Lee Curse" that his devoted readers feared engulfed him after the sensational success more than seven years ago of his debut, "Peace Like A River" (2001). The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published to unanimous critical acclaim, what more is there left to say? Leif Enger has done it again. His novel reads like a fable or parable, simply and eloquently told, with characters to cheer for and despise, much like in real life: The "bad guys" are really the Good Guys, and the "good guys" are Very Bad indeed. A convict who has been in hiding for twenty years, the protagonist finally begins a journey to reconcile with a long lost love, accompanied by an author who is suffering from severe writer's block. They are pursued relentlessly by a pathological Pinkerton agent. For those of you who snapped up "Peace Like a River" and turned a quiet, lyrical beauty of a novel into a mega-bestseller, "So Brave, Young, And Handsome" will be irresistible: An honest, wise, and true parable-novel. A "must-have" title for Leif Enger collectors. This copy is prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and dated (in the month and year of publication) in black fountain pen on the title page by the author: "Leif Enger 5/7/08". This title is already highly 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 very scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless copy. . ISBN 0871139855. $40.00

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