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Butler, Robert Olen. FAIR WARNING. New York City, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 225 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's eleventh 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 Robert Olen Butler's "Fair Warning". Beautifully and flawlessly written, perhaps his finest achievement since "A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain". Butler shows once again how well he understands the female psyche and how unique he is among contemporary writers in being able to write about female protagonists convincingly, sympathetically, and wonderfully. "Limns a time of questioning in the seemingly successful life of Amy Dickerson, a 40-year-old art auctioneer who works for a major New York establishment just sold to a French concern. Amy will survive this pattern of questioning, of course; this is not a set of life-and-death emergencies, only profoundly emotional ones. Amy is beset by family distractions: An uneasy relationship with her unsteadily married sister and an unresolved relationship with her troubled, widowed mother, both of whom require Amy's time and professional expertise. The elements of a traditional life, marriage and children, fail to strike chords with her. Poses universal questions despite its setting in the rarefied art world. In the end, all readers can relate to Amy's search for answers about what is one's own personal truth" (Publishers Weekly). An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Olen Butler collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (shortly after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "3/22/2002 Robert Olen Butler". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in 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 Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1993 for "A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT OLEN BUTLER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0871138336. $30.00

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