Eggers, Dave (Author) & Alkhanshali, Mokhtar (Subject). THE MONK OF MOKHA. New York City, NY: Alfred A Knopf, 2018. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 330 pages. Fine.

The author's third novel in his real-life, immigrant series of novels. 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 that sold out shortly after publication. Without DJ, as issued. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Dave Eggers' "The Monk of Mokha". Mokha/Mokhtar/Mocca: Being the rags-to-riches true story of the aptly-named, real-life entrepreneur-hero Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Yemeni immigrant who re-discovers his homeland's superior coffee and brings it, against all odds, to the United States. Proceeds from the book will go to the Mokha Foundation, established by the subject to help various projects for the Yemeni people. "Following in the path of 'What Is The What' and 'Zeitoun', Eggers delivers us the real-life tale of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Muslim in his early twenties who appeared to be on his way to a relatively undistinguished life. But when he discovers the historic Yemeni connection to coffee production, he embarks on a quest that will change his path and provide direction. The adventure itself is riveting, but when you add in the history of coffee, the story becomes even more elevated. Mokhtar is an inspirational character, and Dave Eggers has written an entertaining, inspirational, and informative book" (Chris Schluep). An absolute "must-have" title for Dave Eggers collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (on the day of the book launch) in black pen-marker on the title page by the author and subject: "Mokhtar Alkhanshali Dave Eggers 2/11/18 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible, and will become a contemporary classic. This is one of few such double-signed, placed, and book-launch-day dated 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 rare 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 1101947314. $60.00

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