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Landesman, Peter. BLOOD ACRE. New York City, NY: Viking, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 260 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

The author's second novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant follow-up novel by the widely-acclaimed author of "The Raven". Exquisitely written, this is a "genuine tour-de-force, an apocalyptic murder mystery that demands to be read in a single setting" (Times Literary Supplement). The novel has been compared to Malcolm Lowry's "Under The Volcano" (by James McConkey) and to William Styron's work by Stewart O'Nan, who asserts that what Landesman has pulled off is a more poetic version of the hard-boiled thriller: "The soft-boiled thriller, where every wound weeps, every memory stings, and every dream festers" (Stewart O'Nan). Landesman is a brilliant young American writer with a solid cult following, who deserves to be read by a much wider audience. A "must-have" title for Peter Landesman collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Peter Landesman. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for almost ten years and is now collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1995 for "The Raven". One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER LANDESMAN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670882070. $40.00

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