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Henderson, Eleanor. THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT. New York City, NY: Ecco Press, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 543 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 Eleanor Henderson's "The Twelve-Mile Straight". Unflinching, tender, and engrossing. "A panoramic portrait of 1930's Georgia, where poverty and violence collide with wealth and family: Born and Bred, White and Black, Rich and Poor. Two babies are born on a sharecropper's farm in Cotton County, one light-skinned, the other dark-skinned, twins born to Juke Jessup's daughter, Elma. With help from Nan, the black housekeeper, the two women raise the babies in a world that is collapsing around them. A lynching on the farm sets off a series of secrets and lies. Will the truth set them free or bury them alive? Unravels the hardship of a small town in the South, and how abuse, inequality, and racism scar and wound generation after generation" (Al Woodworth). An absolute "must-have" title for Eleanor Henderson 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: "Eleanor Henderson 11/16/17 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. She also crossed out her printed name. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Material of the event during which her signature was obtained. This title is now collectible, and will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and publication-year 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. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ELEANOR HENDERSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0062422081. $60.00

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