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Foer, Jonathan Safran. HERE I AM. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 575 pages. As New/As New.

The author's third novel. 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 regular first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Jonathan Safran Foer's "Here I Am". After a very long hiatus of eleven years, a massive, 575-page novel, his most ambitious undertaking yet. "Foer tests his own boundaries of spirituality and sexuality, ambition and sacrifice, originality and influence, revisiting themes and techniques from his earlier books. With this novel, he is stepping up to compete for his place in literary history. Rises to the rhetorical challenges, paying full attention to its comic, apocalyptic, psychological, emotional, and historic possibilities. An exciting, masterful performance" (Elaine Showalter). "There's no American novelist today who writes so profoundly about teenage angst, about the dynamics of closely-knit families, about sibling relationships, about parental fears of failure with their children. Nor is there anyone who writes dialogue (quick repartee, puns, intentional non sequiturs, irony, and put-downs) as well as Foer. Reinvents the novel about the American-Jewish experience. His works are the rightful heir to the novels by Bernard Malamud, Saul Bellow, and Philip Roth" (Charles R. Larson). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Safran Foer collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (the day after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Jonathan Safran Foer 09/07/16 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most copies available online are. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the launch 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. Please note: Most copies available online are signed on a tipped-in page, which does not have the same collectible value. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of The Guardian First Book Award for "Everything Is Illuminated" in 2002. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374280029. $80.00

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