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Bechard, Deni Y. (Bechard, Deni Yvan) . CURES FOR HUNGER: A MEMOIR. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 325 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's debut memoir. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents Deni Y. Bechard's dual memoir, about his father and about his youth. While entirely different from Tobias Wolff's "This Boy's Life" (1989), Bechard's beautifully written memoir will be regarded as an achievement of the same order by posterity. "At once an extraordinary family story and a highly unconventional portrait of the artist as a young man. A singular, deeply affecting memoir by one of the most acclaimed writers in the world today" (Publisher's blurb). "A moving story of rootlessness, rebellion, lost love, criminal daring, regret, and restless searching. Driven above all by the need to grasp his father's secrets, he has written his narrative in skillful, resonant prose graced with a subtle tone of obsession and longing" (Leonard Gardner). "Where did such longings reside in us, passed on through blood or stories? It seemed to me then, hearing his words, that a father's life is a boy's first story" (Deni Y. Bechard). A "must-have" title for Deni Y. Bechard collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (in the year of publication) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Deni Y. Bechard 6/24/2012 NYC". A peripatetic figure, Bechard made a rare appearance in New York City to launch the book. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated copy of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant new voices in contemporary literature. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DENI YVAN BECHARD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1571313311. $50.00

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