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Ward, Jesmyn. SALVAGE THE BONES. New York City, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 261 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough second novel. 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, which quickly sold out when Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents Jesmyn Ward's novel, a fictional account of the human catastrophe that we call Hurricane Katrina. "A pitch-perfect account of struggle and community in the rural South. Though the characters face down Hurricane Katrina, the story isn't really about the storm. It's about people facing challenges and how they band together to overcome adversity" (BookPage). "Jesmyn Ward writes like an angel with a knife to your throat, compelling you with exquisite language and a clear voice to go where she goes, to see what she sees. Unsettling and uplifting, raw and honest as a dogfight, lyrical as a poem" (Ken Wells). An absolute "must-have" title for Jesmyn Ward and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Jesmyn Ward. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a rare pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of her appearance/signing, also very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen by the author. This title is now highly collectible. 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 pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award in 2011 for "Salvage The Bones". One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 1608195228. $150.00

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