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Danticat, Edwidge. THE FARMING OF BONES. New York City, NY: Soho Press, 1998. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 312 pages. Fine. Signed.

The author's breakthrough second novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. Advance Reader's Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only that was not sold commercially. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Edwidge Danticat. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Edwidge Danticat's "The Farming of Bones". Her breakthrough novel. A writer of limpid, luminous, and often achingly poetic prose, Danticat is The Real Thing: A writer without a "message", but with a sensibility, mastery of the English language, and acute powers of observation and insight distinctly her own. Every book by Edwidge Danticat is quietly enthralling. "The Farming of Bones" remains her best book thus far. It blows away the shallow and self-indulgent life stories of her fellow American writers, and deserves to be read by anyone who still cares about writing as literature. An absolute "must-have" title for Edwidge Danticat collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Edwidge Danticat. 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 Advance Reader's Edition 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. Winner of the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation Grant in 1998 for "The Farming of Bones". Finalist for the National Book Award in 2007 for "Brother, I'm Dying". Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2009. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDWIDGE DANTICAT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $30.00

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