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Harding, Paul. ENON. New York City, NY: Random House, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 245 pages. As New/As New.

The author's second novel. 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, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Removable "Autographed Copy" green round sticker (which beautifully matches the DJ's color scheme) pasted in front. Presents Paul Harding's keenly anticipated follow-up to "Tinkers" (2009). Its protagonist, Charlie Crosby, a boy in "Tinkers", is now a man. As such, he must come to terms with an overwhelming tragedy. "Harding's subject is consciousness rooted in a contemporary moment but bound to a Puritan past. His prose is steeped in a visionary, Transcendentalist tradition that echoes Blake, Rilke, Emerson, and Thoreau, and makes for a darkly intoxicating read" (The New Yorker Magazine). "An extraordinary writer, for the intoxicating power of his prose, the range of his imagination, and above all for the redemptive humanity of his vision. With painstaking brilliance, 'Enon' charts one man's attempt to salvage meaning from meaningless tragedy, to endure the ubiquitous presence of a loved one's absence" (The Financial Times). With every writer regardless of innate talent and actual achievement, the second novel is always the hardest one to write. Paul Harding acquits himself triumphantly. An absolute "must-have" title for Paul Harding collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (on the day of launch) in blue pen on the title page by the author: "9-20-13 Paul Harding". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Harding launched the book in New York City; the hosting bookstore's removable "Autographed Copy" sticker is pasted in front. A very reluctant public speaker/signer at best, Harding signed most copies of the book through his publisher's tipped-in page. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and dated (on the day of launch) copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for "Tinkers". One of the most brilliant living American novelists. A fine copy. . ISBN 1400069432. $50.00

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