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Krauss, Nicole. MAN WALKS INTO A ROOM: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Doubleday, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 250 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational 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 Nicole Krauss' "Man Walks Into Room". Her first, and in many ways, still her finest novel. As she explores the classic theme of memory work, what it means to remember, to forget, and then, as epiphany or grace, to recognize something buried deep within each of us. "Achieves a beguiling, dreamy tenderness as it tells the story of Samson Greene, a seemingly happy, well-adjusted English professor whose life is thrown wildly out of kilter by a brain tumor. It is discovered only after he suddenly leaves home and is found wandering in the Nevada desert. Once the tumor is removed, he can remember nothing beyond the age of 12 so that his adult existence, his friends, his professional life, and especially his wife, Anna, are a profound mystery to him. A somber tale full of dark symbolism that is surprisingly lighthearted, sharply observant, and often touching" (Publishers Weekly). "Strides into the forefront of American letters" (Susan Sontag). An absolute "must-have" title for Nicole Krauss collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Nicole Krauss. 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. Nicole Krauss was selected as one of the "20 Writers Under 40" of the decade by The New Yorker Magazine. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NICOLE KRAUSS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385503997. $30.00

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