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Thompson Walker, Karen. THE AGE OF MIRACLES: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Random House, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 280 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most keenly anticipated literary debuts of the year 2012. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The book design by Susan Turner is brilliant: Pictorial hard boards with titles on spine, as issued. Bright orange endpapers. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with perforations on the cover and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Karen Thompson Walker's coming-of-age novel with a twist: Our beloved earth slows down as it rotates around the sun, wreaking all kinds of havoc, while the young protagonist wrestles (more rapidly) with her own "growing-pains" inner turmoil. "Pure magnificence. Deeply moving and beautifully executed" (Nathan Englander). "Jose Saramago said that his books were about 'the possibility of the impossible'. He explained that even if the premise of a book seemed 'impossible', it was important to him that the development of that premise be logical and rational. That's exactly the way I wanted 'The Age of Miracles' to function" (Karen Thompson Walker). A "must-have" title for Karen Thompson Walker and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (very shortly after publication) in black pen-marker on the title page by the author: "Karen Thompson Walker 7/11/12 NYC". Thompson Walker launched the book in New York City, during which her signature was obtained. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few such signed, placed, and dated copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. While the British Edition was apparently released a few days before the American, the latter remains collectible for obvious reasons that some American dealers nevertheless disregard. For the most part, British collectors collect British Editions, and as they like to point out over there, that's the way it shall always be. In the case of this title, the American fetishism about "a-few-days-before" true firsts has finally reached the point of absurdity. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant new voices in contemporary American literature. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0812992970. $60.00

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