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Klima, Ivan (Translated by Gerald Turner). NO SAINTS OR ANGELS. New York City, NY: Grove Press, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 267 pages. As New/As New.

The author's novel. Review Copy. Review Material laid-in. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. 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 Ivan Klima's "No Saints Or Angels" in a felicitous English translation. His highly acclaimed novel. An internationally acclaimed author of a now-substantial body of work, Ivan Klima "deconstructs a contemporary Czech family in his latest effort. Kristina, a divorced mother in her 40's, works as a dentist in Prague. Burdened with responsibilities, she is the sole caregiver for her aging, widowed mother, her terminally ill ex-husband and her 15-year-old daughter, Jana, who may or may not be using drugs. Lonely and starved for affection, Kristina begins dating Jan, a former student of her ex-husband and 15 years her junior. This compelling and bleak story is worthy of Klima's formidable international stature" (Publishers Weekly). An absolute "must-have" title for Ivan Klima collectors. This is a Review Copy. The Review Material is laid-in. This title is a late-modern classic. As far as we know, this is the only Review Copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (American) 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 copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IVAN KLIMA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $20.00

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