Clegg, Bill. DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY. London, England: Jonathan Cape, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 295 pages. As New/As New.

The author's debut 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 simultaneously in the United States and the United Kingdom in small and limited first print runs as hardcover originals only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Bill Clegg's "Did You Ever Have A Family". "Masterly. The vignettes provide deft reprieves, a mosaic of a community, and its connection to tragedy. Connection - the way people and their lives fuse - is the novel's main concern" (The New York Times). "The force, range, and scope grab you with its opening line, and don't let go until its final one" (Michael Cunningham). An absolute "must-have" title for Bill Clegg collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated (the day after publication), and inscribed ("lined") in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "9/2/15 Bill Clegg. 'He wakes to the sound of sirens' ". The latter is the opening line of the novel (which Michael Cunningham refers to in the book's DJ blurb). It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed, dated, and inscribed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (British) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Many copies available online are subsequent printings. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living novelists. A fine copy. . ISBN 0224102354. $100.00

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