Mozley, Fiona. ELMET. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2017. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 312 pages. Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only by a small independent press. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Fiona Mozley's "Elmet". Singled out by the most prestigious British literary prize over hundreds of other candidate-titles (and released as a softcover only), the brilliant first novel by a professional historian of medieval history, who may or may not write another novel. The epigraph from Ted Hughes' "Remains of Elmet", about the eponymous medieval Celtic kingdom, sets the ominous tone. "A quiet explosion of a book, exquisite and unforgettable" (The Economist). "Part fairy tale, part coming-of-age story, part revenge-tragedy, Mozley's first novel is a shape-shifting, lyrical, dark parable of life off the grid in modern Britain. Mozley's instantaneous success is a response to the stylish intensity of her work, which boldly winds multiple genres into a rich spinning top of a tale" (Kirkus Reviews). An absolute "must-have" title for Fiona Mozley collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, placed, and dated in green pen-marker on the title page by the author: "Fiona Mozley 18th January 2018 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a cult classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated copy of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Like the First British Edition, the American Edition was issued as a softcover original only by a small independent press. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist of the Booker Prize in 2017 for "Elmet". One of the most brilliant British novelists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO EMILY FRIDLUND TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1616208422. $50.00

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