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Bogosian, Eric. MALL. New York City, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 246 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's breakthrough debut 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. Present Eric Bogosian's "Mall". Dysfunctional America. A stunning achievement from the acclaimed, cult-status performance artist, actor, and playwright of "Talk Radio", "SubUrbia", and "Griller". "If John Cheever lived in America today, watched MTV, and shopped at the mall, he'd probably write like Eric Bogosian. Those feelings of ennui and existential dread that Cheever described in suburban America at midcentury, Bogosian articulates for America at the millennium. Bogosian, whose plays have been critical and commercial successes, has penned his first novel. 'Mall' is set in a generic shopping mall in an unnamed, generic American suburb. It becomes an intersection for five different troubled, angry, and dissolute characters who interact with each other with unexpected results. Bogosian shifts his perspective from character to character as the harrowing story unfolds. The writing is clever, vivid, and infused with very dark humor, sex, and violence. Virtually no detail, no quirk in this horrifying landscape escapes Bogosian's notice and all is woven together in this impressive, frightful work" (Ted Leventhal). An absolute "must-have" title for Eric Bogosian collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Eric Bogosian. 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. One of the most brilliant American writer/performer/artists of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0684857278. $30.00

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