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Eggers, Dave. HEROES OF THE FRONTIER. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 390 pages. Fine.

The author's seventh novel. One of Dave Eggers' finest achievements. 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. "Autographed Copy" round white sticker pasted in front. The First Edition is now scarce. Although the book is published by Knopf, it looks like a McSweeney's production, as Eggers is also a publisher and book designer: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial metallic-silver hard boards with matching metallic-silver titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Dave Eggers. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Dave Eggers' "Heroes of The Frontier". Favorably compared to Saul Bellow's "Henderson The Rain King" (1959), his valentine to Alaska, and by extension, all other faraway lands that Americans flee to in order to find solace, themselves, each other, and their very own version of The American Dream. The title alludes to classic American accounts of the Wild West. "The darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness" (Publisher's blurb). "A novel about America, about what forces people to leave 'the lower 48' to seek refuge in a forbidding, unpeopled landscape. Eggers renders it with such passion and good humor, and describes the 'land of mountains and light' in stirring, lustrous prose. There is a feeling of utopianism about the novel, a sense that, in Alaska, some original American Dream slumbers just beneath the ice. Acts on the reader like a breath of Alaskan air, cleansing the spirit and lifting the heart" (The Guardian). An absolute "must-have" title for Dave Eggers collectors. This Autographed Copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Dave Eggers. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Bookmark of the NYC bookstore where the signing event was held. 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. It is the single most beautiful signed copy we have ever seen. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVE EGGERS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 045149380X. $70.00

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