(Click for larger image)

Crain, Caleb. NECESSARY ERRORS: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Penguin Books, 2013. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 472 pages. As New.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. Presents, at long last, Caleb Crain's much-awaited first novel. An established critic and cultural journalist, Crain worked on and nurtured his novel for over a decade, a rare phenomenon and a very long time in contemporary publishing. "Shimmering and expansive, Crain's prose richly captures the turbulent feelings and discoveries of youth as it stretches toward adulthood: The chance encounters that grow into lasting, unforgettable experiences, and the surprises of our first ventures into a foreign world" (Publisher's blurb). The novel earned rare praise from our exacting New Yorker Magazine critic: "A very good novel, an enviably good one, and to read it is to relive all the anxieties and illusions and grand projects of one's own youth" (James Wood). Surely, the title itself, "Necessary Errors", beautifully sums up the error-filled passage called youth, and by extension, every life itself. An absolute "must-have" title for Caleb Crain collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated (shortly after publication), and placed in black pen on the title page by the author: "Caleb Crain 22 Sept 2013 NYC". Crain also crossed out his printed name. Laid-in are pristine copies of the Souvenir Program and Bookmark of the Brooklyn Book Festival 2013, during which the author's signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and dated copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CALEB CRAIN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 014312241X. $50.00

This item is available for purchase. This web page was most recently updated on August 07, 2020.