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Pearlman, Edith. HONEYDEW: STORIES. New York City, NY: Little Brown & Company, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 280 pages. Fine/Fine.

Retrospective collection of short stories. Now considered a contemporary classic. 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 that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Edith Pearlman's "Honeydew". Her much-awaited follow-up to her masterpiece-collection, "Binocular Vision" (2011) : More Chekhovian domesticity punctuated by sudden, violent, life-changing irruptions. "One of the great practitioners of the short story. Her incomparable vision, consummate skill, and big-hearted spirit have earned her comparisons to Anton Chekhov, John Updike, Alice Munro, Grace Paley, and Frank O'Connor. Pearlman writes with warmth about the predicaments of being human. Whether the characters we encounter are a special child with pentachromatic vision, a group of displaced Somali women adjusting to life in suburban Boston, or a staid professor of Latin unsettled by a random invitation to lecture on the mystery of life and death, Pearlman knows each of them intimately and reveals them to us with unsurpassed generosity. Shines a light on small, devastatingly precise moments to reflect the beauty and grace found in everyday life. A crowning achievement for a brilliant career that demonstrates once more that Pearlman is a master of the form" (Publisher's blurb). The title story is probably the most poetic and beautiful fictional account ever written on the eating and psychological disorder known to most people in the West as "anorexia nervosa". Pearlman does not mention the disorder even once in her story. An absolute "must-have" title for Edith Pearlman collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: ALL other copies available online are subsequent printings as the First Edition sold out shortly after publication. A rare copy thus. One of the greatest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDITH PEARLMAN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0316297224. $80.00

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