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Johnson, Adam. FORTUNE SMILES: STORIES. New York City, NY: Random House, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 310 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of short stories. 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 very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Adam Johnson's "Fortune Smiles". "Gives voice to the perspectives we don't often hear while offering something rare in fiction: A new way of looking at the world. In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. In the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul while one cannot forget the woman he left behind" (Publisher's blurb). "Nirvana" won the prestigious Sunday Times Short Story Prize 2014. "Hurricanes Anonymous" was selected as one of The Best American Short Stories in 2014. An absolute "must-have" title for Adam Johnson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (shortly after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Adam Johnson Sept 9, 2015, NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Material of the event 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 Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for "The Orphan Master's Son". Winner of the National Book Award in 2015 for "Fortune Smiles". One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ADAM JOHNSON AND SUKI KIM'S "THE INTERPRETER" TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0812997476. $150.00

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