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Maksik, Alexander. A MARKER TO MEASURE DRIFT. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 230 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough 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. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Alexander Maksik's mesmerizing second novel. "A hypnotic, spellbinding novel set in Greece and Africa, where a young Liberian woman reckons with a haunted past. Visceral and gripping, extraordinary in its depiction of physical and spiritual hungers. A novel about ruin and faith, barbarism and love, and the devastating memories that contain the power both to destroy us and to redeem us" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Alexander Maksik and contemporary literature 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: "9/22/13 Alexander Maksik NYC". 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. This is one of very few such signed and dated 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. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine copy. . ISBN 0307962571. $40.00

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