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Rush, Norman. SUBTLE BODIES. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 245 pages. As New/As New.

The author's third 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. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents cult novelist Norman Rush's much-awaited and long-overdue third novel. "One of the few novels written for grown-up people. Rush's characters (the women more than the men) want to fall in love, to laugh, and to enjoy themselves. Their quirks, opinions, compulsions, and the cruel or considerate ways in which they treat their rivals and allies are all aspects of the personalities that keep us engrossed, along with the clarity and precision of Rush's sentences, the freshness of his observations, and our awareness that we are reading something quite rare: A remarkably non-judgmental novel about people who are perpetually and often harshly judging themselves and one another" (Francine Prose). "He has given us a portrait of that notoriously elusive thing, a genuinely happy couple. The book glows with their intimate joy: Their private jokes, their sexual teasing, their deep loyalty and mutual concern. Beautifully portrayed" (Adam Kirsch). An absolute "must-have" title for Norman Rush collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Norman Rush. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Rush launched the book in New York City; the hosting bookstore's removable "Autographed Copy" sticker is pasted in front. This title will become a contemporary classic. 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. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award in 1991 for "Mating". One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NORMAN RUSH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 140004250X. $50.00

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