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Nesbitt, Marc. GIGANTIC. New York City, NY: Grove Press, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 178 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's breakthrough debut collection of short stories. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. 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 Marc Nesbitt's "Gigantic". His brilliant first collection. "Intriguing newcomer Nesbitt offers ten stories that explore a hard, racially charged world, bitterness and compassion in collision. The first story, 'The Ones Who May Kill You in the Morning', sets the tone with its tale of class and racial warfare on the huge estate of a processed-meat magnate ('His baloney has a first name and it's his'). In 'What Good Is You Anyway? ' , a young man offers this frank assessment of living with his alcoholic father: 'We're like most fathers and sons: Not much to say, never live up to the other's expectations'. In 'Man in Towel with Gun', a man takes on a sad and hilarious quest to find his girlfriend, who seems to have disappeared from their house on short notice" (Publishers Weekly). A standout among the year's crop of new writers, Marc Nesbitt has been published in The New Yorker and Harper's Magazines. An absolute "must-have" title for Marc Nesbitt collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Marc Nesbitt. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. 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. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0802117090. $20.00

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