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Canin, Ethan. BLUE RIVER: THE ADVANCE READER'S EDITION. Boston, MA: Houghton And Mifflin, 1991. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 220 pages. Fine. Signed.

The author's debut novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. Advance Reader's Copy. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. Published in a small and limited print run for distribution to the trade and friends of the publisher and author only. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Ethan Canin. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Ethan Canin's "Blue River". His highly acclaimed debut novel, following the success of "Emperor of The Air", his debut collection of short stories and first book. "Two very different brothers live out their separate lives and then come together after years of being apart. Dr. Edward Sellers is a wealthy ophthalmologist and responsible family man, cautious to a fault. His brother Lawrence lives in a wild, ragged world of his own unhinged imagination and shattered dreams. While Edward was always the good son, Lawrence brought his family shame. As the brothers are reunited, their past seizes them both, revealing the power of their bond, the complexity of their love, and the shocking betrayal of one by the other. A novel that plumbs the depths of family, indeed of love itself, a truly unforgettable literary event" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Ethan Canin collectors. This copy of the Advance Reader's Copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in blue pen on the title page by the author: "For Tim - All good luck, Ethan Canin". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named. It is a vintage signature, signed by Canin in full, as opposed to his contemporary signature, which consists mainly of his faint initials. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Advance Reader's Edition 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 Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ETHAN CANIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $30.00

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