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Englander, Nathan. DINNER AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 255 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, 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 Nathan Englander's "Dinner At The Center of The Earth". His timely political thriller-novel. "Unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives, Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined. A political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong? Who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner?" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Nathan Englander collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Nathan Englander. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. His specimen-signature on this copy is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NATHAN ENGLANDER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1524732737. $50.00

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