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Lethem, Jonathan. AS SHE CLIMBED ACROSS THE TABLE. New York City, NY: Doubleday, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 212 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's third novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Lethem's "As She Climbed Across The Table". The author's "hommage" novel to his three great, lifelong passions as a reader and writer: The romance novel, science fiction, and Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland". The main character is a genius-physicist named Alice Coombs, who has discovered the ultimate black hole in the universe, which she and her colleagues have called "Lack". A professor makes a brilliant discovery of his own: That he is deeply and madly in Love with Alice. "A daring and delightful tale of Alice's modern journey through the looking glass. A deeply strange, moving, and hilarious love story about a woman, a man, and the great space between them" (Publisher's blurb). A triumphant achievement. An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Lethem collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Jonathan Lethem. The signature fills up the page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed 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 scarce 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 fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN LETHEM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385485174. $30.00

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