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Wroblewski, David. THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE. New York City, NY: Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers, 2008. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 566 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Softcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the Oprah Book Club edition and all other subsequent printings. The Softcover does not have the "Oprah Book Club" slug. The Softcover Edition comes with valuable "bonus" materials, indicated as such on the front cover as "P. S. ": An eighteen-page Interview with David Wroblewski called "A Boy and His Dogs", a List of Canine Classics, and a two-page Biography. None of them appears in the First Hardcover Edition; they all appear in book form for the very first time, and illuminate the novel. Presents David Wroblewski's breakthrough novel. "A classic coming-of-age story with an ironic twist. Sustained by a momentum that has the crushing inevitability of Fate, the propulsive narrative will have readers sucked in all the way through the breathtaking final scenes" (Publishers Weekly). A "must-have" edition for David Wroblewski completists. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by David Wroblewski. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This edition is now collectible in its own right. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Softcover Edition/First Printing (complete number line ending in 1 on the Copyright Page) 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 0061374237. $30.00

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