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Lethem, Jonathan (Contributor); Donner, Rebecca (Editor) & Denis, Woychuk (Foreword). ON THE ROCKS: THE KGB BAR FICTION ANTHOLOGY. New York City, NY: St. Martin's Griffin, 2002. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 282 pages. As New.

Landmark collection of short stories. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. The third and finest volume on literary work performed at the now-legendary East Village bar which has hosted author readings since 1994. It follows and can be read independently of "The KGB Bar Reader" and "The KGB Bar Book of Poems". A handsome production by Jonathan Bennett: Regular-sized volume format. Glossy pictorial softcovers with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Contributions by various writers. Edited by Rebecca Donner. Foreword by Denis Woychuk. Without DJ, as issued. "A tiny East Village tenement room that used to be a meeting place for Ukrainian Socialists, The KGB Bar launched a reading series that has become a beloved fixture of the New York literary scene. Features such writers as Jonathan Lethem, Mary Gaitskill, Ben Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Peter Ho Davies, and Dani Shapiro, among many others. United only by their uniformly high level of originality and artistry, these innovative stories make for a top-flight anthology, a treat for anyone who wants to sample the best in contemporary fiction" (Publishers Weekly). This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in metallic-silver marker on the title page by Jonathan Lethem. His signature glows radiantly against the light. This is the only signed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Crawford Award for Best Fantasy Novel and the Locus Award for Best First Novel in 1994 for "Gun, with Occasional Music". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1999 for "Motherless Brooklyn". Selected as one of the "Best Books of the Year" by the New York Times in 2003 for "Fortress of Solitude". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN LETHEM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0312301529. $70.00

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