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O'Neill, Joseph. THE DOG. New York City, NY: Pantheon Books, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 245 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fourth 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, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Joseph O'Neill's "The Dog". "A stunningly different new novel: A tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai. Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, our unnamed hero leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la, he struggles with his new position as the 'family officer' of the capricious and very rich Batros family. And he struggles, even more helplessly, with the 'doghouse', a seemingly inescapable condition of culpability in which he feels himself constantly trapped even if he's just going to the bathroom or reading e-mail or scuba diving. A comic and philosophically profound exploration of what has become of humankind's moral progress, 'The Dog' is told with Joseph O'Neill's hallmark eloquence, empathy, and storytelling mastery" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Joseph O'Neill collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (in the month and year of publication) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Joseph O'Neill Brooklyn, 9/21/2014". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most copies available online are. He also crossed out his printed name. The signature on this copy is, quite simply, the most beautiful we have ever seen: Clear, flowing, and elegant. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Bookmark of the Brooklyn Book Festival during which his signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2008 for "Netherland". One of the most brilliant living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0307378233. $100.00

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