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Dybek, Stuart. PAPER LANTERN: LOVE STORIES. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 210 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of short stories. One of Stuart Dybek's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Stuart Dybek's "Paper Lantern". Collectively called "love stories", "each story is marked with contagious desire, spontaneous revelation, and ultimately, resigned courage. As one woman whispers when she sets a notebook filled with her sketches drifting out to sea, 'Someone will find you'. Some of Dybek's characters recur in these stories while others appear only briefly. Throughout, they - and we - are confronted with vaguely familiar scents and images, reminiscent of love but strangely disconcerting so that we might wonder whether we are looking in a mirror or down the barrel of a gun. Brims with the intoxicating elixirs known to every love-struck, lovelorn heart, it marks the magnificent return of one of America's most important fiction writers at the height of his powers" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Stuart Dybek collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Most copies available online are subsequent printings or have major flaws. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STUART DYBEK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374146446. $30.00

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