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Banks, Russell. THE ANGEL ON THE ROOF: THE STORIES OF RUSSELL BANKS. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 506 pages. Fine/Fine.

Massive retrospective collection of short stories. 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. Presents, in one compleat volume, Russell Banks' "The Angel On The Roof". Some of the finest short stories ever written in our time. "Russell Banks offers readers an astonishing collection of thirty years of his short fiction, revised especially for this volume, enhanced by the inclusion of nine new stories that are among the finest he has ever written. As is characteristic of all of Banks' works, these stories resonate with irony and compassion, honesty and insight, extending into the vast territory of the heart and the world, from working-class New England to Florida and the Caribbean and Africa. Broad in scope and rich in imagination, affirms Russell Banks's place as one of the masters of American storytelling" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Russell Banks collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Russell Banks. 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 finest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RUSSELL BANKS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0060173963. $50.00

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