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Doctorow, E. L. . ANDREW'S BRAIN. New York City, NY: Random House, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 200 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

The author's twelfth 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 E. L. Doctorow's "Andrew's Brain". "Speaking from an unknown place and to an unknown interlocutor, Andrew is thinking, Andrew is talking, Andrew is telling the story of his life, his loves, and the tragedies that have led him to this place and point in time. And as he confesses, peeling back the layers of his strange story, we are led to question what we know about truth and memory, brain and mind, personality and fate, about one another and ourselves. Written with psychological depth and great lyrical precision, this suspenseful and groundbreaking novel delivers a voice for our times: Funny, probing, skeptical, mischievous, profound" (Publisher's blurb). "The reach of American possibility, in which plain lives take on the cadences of history" (Don DeLillo). An absolute "must-have" title for E. L. Doctorow collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by E. L. Doctorow. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. Doctorow launched the book in New York City. This copy comes with the Souvenir Program of the event during which the launch/signing was held. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of 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. E. L. Doctorow now seldom does public signings, and when he does, limits the number of books he is willing to sign. As a result, his Limited Editions, while highly collectible, are often more widely available than copies of the First Hardcover Editions, which are signed directly on the title page rather than on a tipped-in leaf. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the very first National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976 for "Ragtime". Winner of the National Book Award in 1986 for "World's Fair". Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Winner of the PEN/Faulkner, and a second National Book Critics Circle Award in 2006 for "The March". One of the greatest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER E. L. DOCTOROW TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400068819. $50.00

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