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Hawke, Ethan. ASH WEDNESDAY. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 221 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's second novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Inspired by his experience as a young father and husband (of Uma Thurman), Ethan Hawke, the actor/film star/stage impresario/director, has written a bittersweet, thoughtful, and charming second novel which goes down smoothly whether one reads it in one or several sittings. Best-known as a serious and immensely talented actor who appeared in such films as "Dead Poets Society", "Reality Bites", "Before Sunrise", "Before Sunset", and an audacious updated version of "Hamlet", among numerous other films, Ethan Hawke has a remarkable body of cinematic and theatrical work behind him. He is also the Artistic Director of the Malaparte Theater Company New York. It is well-written and has received considerable serious critical praise, which is quite a feat in this country, where a person with many talents is not allowed to succeed by the levelling tendency of mass culture. A "must-have" title for Ethan Hawke fans and collectors. This presentation copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by the author: "It's always a pleasure. Thank you. Ethan Hawke". The recipient is named, and is a colleague/friend of the author. Ethan Hawke made very few appearances to promote the book when it first appeared in 2002, but he did not "personalize" due to time constraints. That is why in our "Flat-Signed" Age, the more a writer leaves of himself on the page, the more collectible the copy is, not the other way around. This is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a collector's copy. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American artist/writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ETHAN HAWKE TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 037541326X. $150.00

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