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Savill, David. THEY ARE TRYING TO BREAK YOUR HEART. London, England: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 360 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition, which was issued eight months later. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents David Savill's "They Are Trying To Break Your Heart". His first novel, journalistic and topical as well as profoundly autobiographical. Savill covered the war in Bosnia in the 1990's and after that, the Indian Ocean Tsunami that consumed much of Asia in 2004. His literary background is as one of the most prominent journalists who covered both heart-rending world events, a project that preoccupied him for more than two decades, and that has served his debut well in terms of informative verisimilitude. But the novel transcends reportage, and as it must if it is to have any validity or standing as fiction, which it does. Savill is now a full-time novelist who teaches Creative Writing in the United Kingdom. "Mixes the personal with the political in an exploration of complex interrelationships of guilt and innocence, and how people survive under extreme circumstances. A vivid, memorable depiction of the intersection of individual lives with major events" (Library Journal). An absolute "must-have" title for David Savill collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, dated (the week before official publication), and inscribed ("lined") in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: " 'For a moment, Marko doesn't know whether he is flying or falling' 2nd April 2016 David Savill". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The inscription is the very last, haunting line of the novel. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, pre-publication dated, and inscribed ("lined") copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is the single most beautiful signed copy we have ever seen. Please note: The First British Edition precedes the American by eight months. One of the most brilliant British writers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 1632865467. $80.00

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