Flanagan, Richard. THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING: THE FILM SCRIPT. Sydney, Australia: Picador Books, 2000. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 175 pages. As New.

Film Script of the author's second novel. One of Richard Flanagan's finest achievements. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run in his native Australia as a softcover original only. The book is now rare. Presents the screenplay of Richard Flanagan's "The Sound of One Hand Clapping", adapted from his eponymous novel and directed by him. The New Yorker Magazine, among other commentators and admirers, regards "The Sound of One Hand Clapping" as Flanagan's first masterpiece (the second being "The Narrow Road To The Deep North"). His film version is "a beautiful prose-poem in its own right, which can be read with as much pleasure as his novel. The tragic tale of how Sonja Buloh and her father Bojan redeem themselves through love is told with an urgency and directness rare in Australian writing" (Publisher's blurb). The book includes an illuminating Essay by Flanagan on film-writing and directing, both of which he undertook in his directorial debut. A very-little-known aspect of his achievement as an artist/writer, the film itself, which has brilliant performances by Kerry Fox and Kristof Kiczmarek, is available on DVD from Australia and will only play on multi-region or region-free DVD players in the United States. An absolute "must-have" title for Richard Flanagan collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Richard Flanagan. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. It comes with a copy of the Souvenir Program and Bookmark of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is only such signed 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. Winner of the Booker Prize in 2014 for "The Narrow Road To The Deep North". One of the greatest living novelists. A fine copy. . ISBN 0330362399. $100.00

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