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Minot, Susan. LUST & OTHER STORIES. Boston, MA: Houghton And Mifflin, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 147 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's debut collection of short stories and second book. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A sustained performance: Thirteen brilliant stories in all. The title story alone, a formally innovative account of a woman's seemingly casual promiscuity, is worth the price of entry. In elliptical, cool and pained prose, Susan Minot captures everything that a woman hopes to find from a man in exchange for sex. The protagonist uses sex as currency - as indeed many women do - in order to find a romantic relationship, possibly even true love. "Susan Minot is one of the youngest and most impressive new arrivals on the literary scene" (Anne Tyler). "Susan Minot touches us by her accurate humanity" (Thomas McGuane). A "must-have" title for Susan Minot collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the half-title page by Susan Minot. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN MINOT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0395488885. $40.00

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