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Simpson, Mona. OFF KECK ROAD. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 167 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's fourth novel. One of Mona Simpson's finest achievements. 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 Mona Simpson's "Off Keck Road". So closely and tightly written that it has been mistakenly labeled as a novella by some commentators. It is a novel, near-perfect, and proof that brevity is the soul of wisdom. "Should not be read in public places, against the certainty of tears. Continually moving in a wry, Chekhovian way" (The Atlantic Monthly). An absolute "must-have" title for Mona Simpson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and inscribed in red fountain pen on the title page by the author: "To Don, With best wishes, Mona Simpson Oak Park". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is the single most beautiful signed copy by Mona Simpson we have ever seen. 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 finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MONA SIMPSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375410104. $50.00

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