Banks, Russell (Author) & Egoyan, Atom (Film Director/Co-Signatory). THE SWEET HEREAFTER. Toronto, Canada: McLelland & Stewart, 1991. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 257 pages. Fine.

The author's eleventh work of fiction. One of Russell Banks' finest achievements. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, of which there are many. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only simultaneously with the American Edition. Without DJ, as issued. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Russell Banks' "The Sweet Hereafter". His masterpiece. "Russell Banks' work presents without falsehood and with a tough affection the uncompromising moral voice of our time. You find the craziness of false dreams, the political inequalities, and somehow the sliver of redemption. I trust his portrait more than any other, the burden of it, the need for it, the hell of it" (Michael Ondaatje). The basis of the film adaptation - one of the greatest films of the 20th century - by Atom Egoyan, the brilliant Canadian film director, who received the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. An absolute "must-have" title for Russell Banks collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Russell Banks. It is also very boldly and beautifully signed in blue pen on the same page by Atom Egoyan. They both signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Egoyan adapted the novel into one of the greatest films of the 20th century, making his signature on this copy quite special. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only such double-signed copy of the First Edition/First Printing (Canadian) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: The Canadian true First Edition was issued as a softcover original only. Published simultaneously with the American Edition. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RUSSELL BANKS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0060923245. $150.00

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