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Bohjalian, Chris. SKELETONS AT THE FEAST. New York City, NY: Shaye Areheart Books/Random House, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 372 pages. As New/As New.

The author's twelfth novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2008. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The novel represents a major departure for Chris Bohjalian who is noted for his acute ability to capture the "seismic" import of the small instant. His first full-fledged historical novel, his publisher has compared it to Michael Ondaatje's "The English Parient". "Paints the brutal landscape of Nazi Germany as German refugees struggle westward ahead of the advancing Russian army. Inspired by the unpublished diary of a Prussian woman who fled in 1945, the novel exhumes the ruins of spirit, flesh, and faith that accompanied thousands of such desperate journeys. Bohjalian's well-chosen descriptions capture the anguish of a tragic era and the dehumanizing desolation wrought by war" (Publishers Weekly). "Chris Bohjalian has written his finest novel to date, set against the brutal, waning days of World War Two. Bohjalian's masterpiece, the power of the narrative will stay with the reader long after it is put down. It will stand as one of the best novels ever written about one of the most brutal periods in history" (Marvin Minkler). A "must-have" title for Chris Bohjalian collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Chris Bohjalian. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of 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 finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRIS BOHJALIAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307394956. $50.00

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