Gordon, Jaimy. LORD OF MISRULE: A NOVEL. Kingston, NY: McPherson & Company, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 296 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough fourth novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2010, it is the novel that has catapulted Jaimy Gordon from cult "writer's writer" to mainstream "major writer" status virtually overnight. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. The book's production values are impeccable: Blue cloth boards with silver titles embossed on the spine, an evocative DJ design by Bruce McPherson (the publisher), which utilizes a photograph by Julie Jacobson, and pristine-white archival stock paper printed in the United States. Presents Jaimy Gordon's tour-de-force novel, a triumph of the writer's seldom-rightly-used "ear" (as much as well-used-overworked "eye"), with five - that's right, five instead of the usual one - character voices, who all have an urgent, commanding claim on our attention: "Creates nothing less than her own American idiom, as her unerring eye and ear capture the rhythms of the racetrack, serving up more poetry, comedy, and mystery than you could imagine. Exhibits the same exuberant linguistic genius that makes Jaimy Gordon a true American original" (Mary Caponegro). A "must-have" title for Jaimy Gordon collectors. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition (complete number line beginning with 1 on the Copyright Page) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Most copies available online are subsequent printings as the publisher rushed to print substantially more copies to satisfy public demand. A rare copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award for "Lord of Misrule" in 2010. One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0929701836. $80.00

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