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Irving, John. UNTIL I FIND YOU. New York City, NY: Random House, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 822 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's eleventh novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now scarce. Like all of John Irving's novels, it is long ("Less is not more. More is more"), and it is autobiographical. Unlike all of them, its laser-beam focus (not just emphasis) on pre-pubescent sexuality, the sexual molestation of a boy at the hands (literally) of older women has been dubbed "the narrative of a penis", in the now-infamous review by the brilliant novelist Marianne Wiggins. Once close friends, the two writers understandably no longer speak to each other. "Irving's descriptions are distressing to read, but they force the reader to relate to the characters in a way they would not in most works of fiction" (Calgary Herald). Reviews notwithstanding, the book climbed to and stayed at the top of bestseller lists throughout the world. A novel that the reader must judge for himself, this is a "must-have" title for John Irving collectors. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of relatively few copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in fien condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOHN IRVING TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400063833. $30.00

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