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Hornby, Nick. JULIET, NAKED. New York City, NY: Riverhead Books, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 410 pages. As New/As New.

The author's sixth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The first appearance of the title in the United States. 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. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Nick Hornby's "Juliet, Naked". Marks his return to familiar territory: Music, manic fandom, and messy romance. "His characters are always richly, sympathetically drawn. In this novel of aging, love, and regret, Annie lives in a decaying seaside town in England where her partner of convenience, Duncan, immerses himself in the esoterica of an obscure American singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who quit the business twenty years earlier and hasn't been heard from since. When Tucker releases a demo version of his most famous album, 'Juliet', Duncan's and Annie's divergent reactions (he loves it, she hates it) pull them apart. Tinged with despair, its bittersweet ambiguity lends it maturity" (The New Yorker Magazine). An absolute "must-have" title for Nick Hornby collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Nick Hornby. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of 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: Copies available online command as much as $100. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the E. M. Forster Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters. One of the finest British writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NICK HORNBY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1594488878. $40.00

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