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Tallent, Gabriel. MY ABSOLUTE DARLING. New York City, NY: Riverhead Books, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 420 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts 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 that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Gabriel Tallent's "My Absolute Darling". His masterly first novel: "The breakout debut of the year" (The New York Times). "The word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs. But 'My Absolute Darling' absolutely is one" (Stephen King). "A major American debut that incorporates psychological realism of the highest order juxtaposed with nature writing that at times is so lyrical you might as well be reading poetry" (The Houston Chronicle). "The year's must-read novel. Tallent in this debut makes an old story - the drama of coming of age - feel original and full of youthful power" (The Times of London). The flood of mostly positive, indeed rave reviews must have come as an immense and gratifying relief for the author, who spent, by his own account, almost ten years writing, re-writing, and re-writing again his gripping novel. An absolute "must-have" title for Gabriel Tallent collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, placed, and dated in black pen-marker on the title page by the author: "Gabriel Tallent NYC 6/26/18". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Material of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is now collectible, and will become a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed, placed, and 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. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0735211175. $70.00

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