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Aciman, Andre. EIGHT WHITE NIGHTS. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 360 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2010, it is destined to be a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Removable "Autographed Copy" sticker pasted in front. Presents the second romance/love story from the fastidious author of "Call Me By Your Name" (2007). Andre Aciman's new novel is about a more conventional love affair, that between a man and a woman, presented in a most unconventional manner: A man meets a woman at a Christmas Night party. Over the next seven days, they meet each evening at the same cinema house, "culminating in a final scene on New Year's Eve charged with magic and the promise of renewal" (Publisher's blurb). If the passage of time is the celebrated subject of Proust, Aciman's literary mentor, it is finally the subject of Aciman's first and second novels too, as seen from the different angles of a prism: "Call Me By Your Name" takes place over several decades (time-as-memory) whereas, as its title suggests, "Eight White Nights" happens over several consecutive nights (time-as-event). In the former, time becomes "place"; in the latter, time remains pure, fleeting "moment". We experience and savor both through remembrance. "Aciman has the ability to make the finest, the tiniest, and most convincing distinctions between moods, responses, and registers. Everything is watched as it shifts and glitters" (Colm Toibin). A "must-have" title for Andre Aciman collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Andre Aciman. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or a bookplate even though it comes from the publisher. This title will become as collectible as Andre Aciman's other books. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. "Call Me By Your Name" is regarded as a classic by Colm Toibin. One of the greatest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDRE ACIMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374228426. $50.00

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