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Minot, Susan. LUST & OTHER STORIES. Boston, MA: Houghton And Mifflin, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 147 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's debut collection of short stories. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Susan Minot's "Lust". A sustained performance: Thirteen brilliant stories in all. The title story, a formally innovative account of a woman's seemingly casual promiscuity, is alone worth the price of entry. In elliptical, cool, and quietly pained prose, Susan Minot captures everything that one woman hopes to get from every man in exchange for sex. The protagonist uses sex as currency - as indeed many women do - in order to find a romantic relationship, possibly even true love. "Susan Minot is one of the youngest and most impressive new arrivals on the literary scene" (Anne Tyler). "Susan Minot touches us by her accurate humanity" (Thomas McGuane). An absolute "must-have" title for Susan Minot collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the half-title page by Susan Minot. 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 despite its imperfection (slight rubbing on black DJ) is still in fine condition: Every internal page is clean, crisp, and bright. 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. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN MINOT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0395488885. $30.00

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