Greer, Andrew Sean (Author) & Handler, Daniel (Contributor). LESS. New York City, NY: Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown, 2017. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 265 pages. Fine.

The author's fifth novel. Andrew Sean Greer's finest achievement thus far. Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. Published in a small and limited one-time-only print run as a softcover original only for the exclusive use of the publisher and author. Issued in Spring 2017, it has the "Coming In July 2017" imprint in front. Introductory Letter by Daniel Handler, to whom the book is dedicated, which appears for the first and only time in this edition. None of the copies was commercially sold. It has no ISBN of its own. The Uncorrected Proof is now rare. Presents, in its earliest-publication state, Andrew Sean Greer's "Less". Indisputably, the American novelist's best - and funniest - novel thus far, about a writer named Arthur Less (hence the eponymous title). "Finally, a comic novel gets a Pulitzer Prize. It's about time" (Ron Charles). "A generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love" (Pulitzer Prize Citation). "It sounds strange, but what I was writing about was so sad to me that I thought the only way to write about this is to make it a funny story. And I found that by making fun of myself, I could actually get closer to real emotion - closer to what I wanted in my more serious books" (Andrew Sean Greer). The "real emotion" Greer is referring to is true love. He is that very rare, serious writer for our cynical time: A hopeful romantic. An absolute "must-have" title for Andrew Sean Greer collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Andrew Sean Greer. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. As is often his custom, Greer signed over his printed name. Laid-in is a lovely Souvenir/Keepsake of the post-Pulitzer event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reading Copy (ARC) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies of the regular trade edition available online are in innumerable subsequent printings. Meanwhile, signed copies, notably those that are subsequent printings, command hundreds of dollars, which does not make sense. A Second or Third or any other Later Printing is still a subsequent printing and as such, cannot be priced and valued as if it's the true first. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "Less" in 2018. One of the most brilliant American novelists of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDREW SEAN GREER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $150.00

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