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Jones, Edward P. (Author) & Chan, Amos (Photographer). LOST IN THE CITY: STORIES. New York City, NY: William Morrow & Company, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 250 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut collection of short stories. Now considered a contemporary classic. 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. A beautifully produced book by Stephanie Tevonian, the book interperses Edward P. Jones' fourteen short stories with full-page, black-and-white portraits and urban landscape photographs by Amos Chan. Presents Edward P. Jones' brilliant debut. "Beautifully and economically written, the stories are filled with revealing details of poverty and degradation, and yet the protagonists are survivors who look to find hope and meaning in their lives. The haunting, grainy black-and-white photographs add to the real atmosphere and reveal the underlying grit portrayed so evocatively in the prose" (Library Journal). An absolute "must-have" title for Edward P. Jones collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Edward P. Jones. He underlined his signature for emphasis. This title is now highly collectible. This is the one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. We have not seen a more beautiful signed copy of a book that is often available online with major flaws. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of PEN/Hemingway Award in 1992 for "Lost In The City: Stories". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 2003 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2003 for "The Known World". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2004. "The Known World" was selected by The New York Times panel of writers, critics, and editors as one of the Top 20 works of American fiction of the last 25 years. One of the finest living American writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDWARD P. JONES TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0688115268. $300.00

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