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Johnson, Denis. NOBODY MOVE: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 196 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's seventh novel and ninth work of fiction. One of Denis Johnson's finest and most underrated achievements. 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. The First Edition is now scarce. The brilliant book and DJ design by Susan Mitchell pays homage to the noir novel in neon-bright colors. Presents Denis Johnson's novel in the thriller genre. "So noir it's almost pitch-black, this follow-up to Johnson's 'Tree of Smoke' concerns a lovable loser named Luntz, barbershop-chorus member, Hawaiian-shirt wearer, and inveterate gambler, who is in debt to an underworld bad guy. Against a desolate Western background of shantytowns and trailer parks, the story plays out largely according to the genre's dictates, with wisecrack-laden dialogue and evenly dispersed cliffhangers that are a legacy of the work's genesis as a serialization in Playboy. But there are also moments of arresting lyrical beauty: A river's swollen surface under a crescent moon 'resembled the unquiet belly of a living thing you could step onto and walk across' " (The New Yorker Magazine). An absolute "must-have" title for Denis Johnson collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and dated (very shortly after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Denis Johnson June 16, 2009". This title is now collectible. 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. Most copies available online are remainder-marked or have serious flaws. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award in 2007 and Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for "Tree of Smoke". Denis Johnson's "Jesus' Son" was selected by the panel of New York Times writers, critics, and editors as one of the Top 20 most important works of American fiction of the last 25 years. One of the greatest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DENIS JOHNSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1410416119. $70.00

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