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Gordon, Jaimy. LORD OF MISRULE: A NOVEL. Kingston, NY: McPherson & Company, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 296 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough fourth novel. 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. The First Edition is now scarce. The book's production values are impeccable: Blue cloth boards with silver titles embossed on the spine, an evocative DJ design by Bruce McPherson (the publisher), which utilizes a photograph by Julie Jacobson, and pristine-white, archival stock paper printed in the United States to the highest standards. Presents Jaimy Gordon's "Lord of Misrule". The novel that catapulted her from cult "writer's writer" to mainstream "major writer" status overnight. A triumph of the writer's seldom-rightly-used "ear" (versus overused-and-overworked "eye"), with five - that's right, five instead of the solipsistic one - character voices, who all have an urgent, commanding claim on our attention. "Creates nothing less than her own American idiom, as her unerring eye and ear capture the rhythms of the racetrack, serving up more poetry, comedy, and mystery than you could imagine. Exhibits the same exuberant linguistic genius that makes Jaimy Gordon a true American original" (Mary Caponegro). An absolute "must-have" title for Jaimy Gordon collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Jaimy Gordon. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (complete number line beginning with 1 on the Copyright Page) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online are subsequent printings as the publisher rushed to print substantially more copies to satisfy public demand. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award for "Lord of Misrule" in 2010. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0929701836. $100.00

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