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Johnson, Denis. TREE OF SMOKE. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 614 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's sixth novel and eighth work of fiction. One of the greatest American novels of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents Denis Johnson's masterly novel, his first in ten years. "To write a fat novel about the Vietnam War nearly 35 years after it ended is an act of literary bravado. To do so as brilliantly as Denis Johnson has in 'Tree of Smoke' is positively a miracle. This novel makes large demands on the reader: To submit to its length, to its disorienting language and structure, to the elusive and shattering experience of its characters, and finally to its sheer ambition to be definitive. It will grab you, and get inside your head like the war it is describing: Mystifying, horrifying, mesmerizing" (The Washington Post). An absolute "must-have" title for Denis Johnson collectors. This copy is very prominently, beautifully, and strikingly signed in green ink-pen on the title page by Denis Johnson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate, as many copies online are. Johnson's use of a green pen makes it one of his most unusual specimen-signatures; it's a pen color that artists and photographers often use but rarely so among writers. This title is now highly collectible. This is 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. Signed copies available online command as much as $1000. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award in 2007 and Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for "Tree of Smoke". Denis Johnson's "Jesus' Son" was selected by the panel of New York Times writers, critics, and editors as one of the Top 20 most important works of American fiction of the last 25 years. One of the greatest living American writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DENIS JOHNSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374279128. $300.00

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