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Canobbio, Andrea (Translated by Abigail Asher). THE NATURAL DISORDER OF THINGS. London, England: MacLehose Press/Quercus, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 345 pages. As New/As New.

The author's first novel to be translated into English. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with the American Edition, which was published as a softcover only. Published in a very small and limited first print run simultaneously as hardcover and softcover originals. The First Hardcover Edition did not exceed 500 copies. The edition is now scarce. Presents Andrea Canobbio's "Il naturale disordine dele cose" in a felicitous English translation. "Intelligently engrossing. Canobbio's narrative comes to a breakneck, virtually cinematic conclusion that knots all the plot's threads into a convincing, though shockingly unexpected, dramatic conclusion, giving way to a reflection too bittersweet-ly true to reveal" (The Los Angeles Times). As it is often said, no one understands disorder to be the natural order of things as Italians do. As the editor of the great Italian publishing house, Einaudi, Andrea Canobbio is one of the most important literary figures in Europe. He has also published five novels, of which "The Natural Disorder of Things", the first to be translated into English, is regarded as the finest thus far. The others, "Vasi cinesi", "Traslochi", "Padri di padri", and "Indivisibili" are bestsellers in Italy and await imminent translation into English. And they should be because "Andrea Canobbio straddles the worlds of murder mystery and literary fiction. A writer this talented deserves to have all of his work in translation" (Vendela Vida, Dave Eggers' better half). A "must-have" title for Andrea Canobbio and contemporary literature collectors. This title is a contemporary cult classic. This is one of very few copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Beware: Most copies available online are remainder-marked and the American Edition is in softcover only. A very scarce copy thus. One of the most brilliant living novelists. A flawless copy. . ISBN 1847242502. $50.00

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