Brooks, Geraldine. THE SECRET CHORD. New York City, NY: Viking Press, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 302 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fifth novel. One of Geraldine Brooks' finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Geraldine Brooks' "The Secret Chord". "Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. In her skillful hands, the issues of The Past echo our own deepest concerns: Love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality" (Alice Hoffmann). Her novel is a literary attempt to restore in full what we have heard - and has been written, in bits and pieces - about the lost Book of Nathan, and brilliantly casts King David in a whole new light for our time as only Geraldine Brooks can: Together with (rather than apart from) its sexually very explicit passages, "the picture that emerges is dramatic. Brooks also misses no opportunity to darken our view of the King of Israel, recasting his infatuation with Batsheva as a matter of rape rather than seduction. She renders David's character with complexity and shows how his flaws and hard-heartedness nonetheless make him a terrifyingly effective ruler" (The New Yorker Magazine Best Books of The Year). An absolute "must-have" title for Geraldine Brooks collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Geraldine Brooks. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006 for "March". One of the finest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GERALDINE BROOKS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670025771. $60.00

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