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Ishiguro, Kazuo. THE BURIED GIANT. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 325 pages. As New/As New.

The author's seventh novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United States. 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 that sold out shortly after publication. For once in our meretricious Digital Age, The First American Edition represents book-making of the most meticulous, highest standards: It has elegantly enhanced black-painted page edges (patterned after the British Waterstone's Special Edition), evocative pictorial endpapers that show a mountainous landscape (consistent with the narrative), and boards that are rendered in deep-green and gilt overboards. Please note: The black-painted page edges were done for the First Edition/First Printing only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents, in a collectible format, and after a ten-year hiatus, Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Buried Giant". "Completely astonishing. I can't think of another writer who keeps finding such new and radically unexpected ways of exploring - and deepening - his lifelong concerns. Which is a way of saying that I can't think of another writer who is so unswervingly serious as well as impeccable, stripping away every distraction to get to the core of things, as a Beckett might, and attaining in the end an almost unbearable intensity of emotional directness" (Pico Iyer). "The weirdest, riskiest, and most ambitious thing he has published in his celebrated 33-year career" (Alexandra Alter). "An original and remarkable genius" (The New York Times). An absolute "must-have" title for Kazuo Ishiguro collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page (which some dealers have fancifully called "the second endpaper" or "preliminary page", as if it comes with every copy of the book), as many signed copies of the First American Edition are. Despite his long absence, Ishiguro only made a very selective, abbreviated tour in the United States, prompting the publisher to issue tipped-in copies to satisfy enormous consumer demand. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The black-painted page edges were done for the First Edition/First Printing only. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Whitbread Prize in 1986 for "An Artist of The Floating World". Winner of the Booker Prize in 1989 for "The Remains of The Day". One of the greatest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KAZUO ISHIGURO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 030727103X. $60.00

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