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Haslett, Adam. IMAGINE ME GONE. New York City, NY: Little, Brown & Company, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 356 pages. As New/As New.

The author's second 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. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Adam Haslett's "Imagine Me Gone". A moving re-telling of the novel's oldest and richest subject: The family romance. "The greatest of this novel's many strengths is Haslett's uncanny gift for inhabiting the consciousness of five enormously complex characters. Not a traditionally plotted novel, but a psychological character study, written with the kind of patient intricacy one associates with 19th-century realists like the Russian Masters or George Eliot. A deep compassion for his flawed characters, and the courage to go with them into the abyss, and bring their stories back to us with uncommon grace and boundless empathy" (Ed Tarkington). "Literature of the highest order" (Peter Carey). An absolute "must-have" title for Adam Haslett collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (shortly after publication) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Brooklyn, Sept 18, 2016 Adam Haslett". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. 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. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist for the National Book Award in 2002. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ADAM HASLETT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0316261351. $70.00

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