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Salzman, Mark. LYING AWAKE. New York City, NY: Vintage Contemporaries, 2001. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 181 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

The author's third novel. Widely regarded as the author's finest achievement since his debut, "Iron & Silk". The first appearance of the title in softcover. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Using a very limited palette, Mark Salzman creates an austere masterpiece. The real miracle is that it works perfectly on every level: On the realistic surface, it captures the petty squabbles and tiny bursts of radiance of life in a Los Angeles monastery; deeper down it probes the nature of spiritual illumination and the meaning and purpose of prayer in everyday life; and at bottom, there lurks a profound meditation on the mystery of artistic inspiration. Quieter and more sober than Salzman's previous narratives, it is also more accomplished, more thought-provoking, and more highly crafted" (David Laskin). Described by The New Yorker Magazine as "nearly flawless". A "must-have" title for Mark Salzman collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Mark Salzman. This edition remains available in multiple subsequent printings. This is one of few signed copies of the First Softocver Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Finalist of the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for "Iron & Silk". One of the most accomplished living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARK SALZMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375706062. $20.00

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