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Mitchard, Jacquelyn. THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN. New York City, NY: Viking, 1996. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 434 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most spectacular literary debuts of the last decade of the 20th century. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. This first print run features a sublimely beautiful, translucent glassine DJ. It was very quickly replaced with an inexpensive, regular stock paper, second-state DJ, which is to be found in almost all other copies of the First Edition. "Displaying an infallible ear for family conversation and a keen eye for domestic detail, she writes dialogue that vibrates with natural and unforced humor and acerbic repartee. She charts the subtle and minute gradations of maternal love with candor and captures the essence of teenage experiences and lingo. The novel becomes a universal tale of traumatic loss and its effects on individuals and families, an astute inquiry into the wellsprings of identity, and a parable of redemption through suffering and love" (Publishers Weekly). The basis of the fine film by Ulu Grosbard, with Michelle Pfeiffer and Treat Williams. A brilliant debut, it remains Mitchard's best book. A "must-have" title for Jacquelyn Mitchard collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and dated (in the month and year of publication) on the title page by the author: "Jacquelyn Mitchard June, 1996". This title remains available in innumerable subsequent printings and is now highly collectible. This is one of only two signed copies of the true First Edition (with First-State DJ) available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most accomplished living American writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JACQUELYN MITCHARD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670865796. $250.00

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