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Jordan, Neil. SHADE. New York City, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 329 pages. As New. Signed.

The author's fourth novel. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Advance Reader's Copy. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only. The ARC is now rare. A brilliant production by Bloomsbury: Regular-sized volume format. Glossy pictorial softcovers with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Neil Jordan. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Neil Jordan's "Shade". Praised by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the best novels of our time. The novel's narrator/protagonist, 50-year-old Nina Hardy, has been murdered with a pair of gardening shears by her childhood friend George Truite. The mystery is not who committed the crime but why. Although George has been for some years a resident of the local insane asylum, his madness is but a small part of the answer to the excruciating question. "Casts a wistful eye on childhood desires and alliances that call to mind William Trevor. Like Jordan's greatest success, 'The Crying Game', the novel is full of surprises and the biggest shocks are not always the most telling" (Jill Harvey). Neil Jordan is the renowned director of such films as "Mona Lisa", "Interview with the Vampire", "The End of the Affair", and "The Crying Game", for which he won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1993. He is also an immensely talented and rewarding writer whose impeccable instinct for form and structure and whose profound psychological insight (put to such effective use in his rich, complex films) are just as evident in his novels, "The Past", "The Dream of a Beast", and "Sunrise With Sea Monster" (called "Nightlines" in the United States), and the brilliant short story collection, "Nights in Tunisia". An absolute "must-have" title for Neil Jordan collectors. This Advance Reader's Copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Neil Jordan. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the Advance Reader's Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER NEIL JORDAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $40.00

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