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McCarthy, Tom. C. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 312 pages. As New/As New.

The author's second novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2010. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents Tom McCarthy's "literary roller-coaster ride that hums and crackles. Serge Carrefax never could get the hang of perspective, but he's preternaturally attuned to the radio waves studied by his inventive father. Themes stretch and intertwine in abundance throughout the novel, among them the meaning of the title itself: The protagonist's surname, the titles of the novel's four sections, and the symbols for the basic elements of life. A marvelously inventive novel, swept along by the sheer energy of its prose" (Michele Leber). C is for Carrefax, Caul, Chute, Crash, and Call. Each of the four sections is post-modernist cryptic, making C a cult novel. A "must-have" edition for Tom McCarthy completists. This copy is magnificently signed, dated (very shortly after publication), and inscribed in black pen on the title page by the author: "16th Sept. 2010 Tom McCarthy. C is for Caul Cocaine Cyanide Cysteine Crypt & CARBON". This title will become as collectible as Tom McCarthy's "Remainder". This is the only such signed and inscribed of the First American Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living British writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TOM MCCARTHY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307593339. $200.00

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