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Toibin, Colm. HOUSE OF NAMES. New York City, NY: Scribner, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 280 pages. As New/As New.

The author's eighth novel. One of Colm Toibin's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Colm Toibin's "House of Names". Only a matter time: Toibin's modern, powerful, and timely re-telling of the ancient Greek "Oresteian Trilogy". "Clytemnestra, narrating in the first person, is a captivating and terrifying figure, heartbroken and ruthless in her lust for power. Captures the way that corruption breeds resentment, and how resentment unstoppably breeds violence. The original myths established these characters as the gods' playthings. Toibin re-frames them in our 'time when the gods are fading', the better to lay the blame for our human failures plainly on ourselves" (Kirkus Reviews). An absolute "must-have" title for Colm Toibin collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (five days after publication) in blue ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Colm Toibin 15 May 2015 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as copies available online are. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Material of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is now collectible, and will become 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. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COLM TOIBIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1501140213. $50.00

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