1st Printing. Signed. 775 pages. Published in 2015. The first volume of the projected multi-volume series of faux-historical novels on America. One of the most sensational literary events of our time. 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 that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Larry Kramer's "The American People: Volume 1: Search For My Heart". It is his much-anticipated magnum opus, the project he has been working on (while being sick and aging) for the better part of two decades. In this first volume, "we meet pre-historic monkeys who spread a peculiar virus; a Native-American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions; and early English settlers, who establish loving same-sex couples, only to fall prey to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the 20th century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals. The AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the intimate, heartfelt story of a middle-class family outside Washington, DC, trying to cope with the darkest of times. A work of ribald satire, prophetic outrage, and dazzling imagination. An encyclopaedic indictment, written with outrageous love" (Publisher's blurb). "Breathtakingly well-written. And how could one not keep reading a book with a line such as, 'You don't just drop a penis like Tibby's into the narrative and let it go' " (Kirkus Reviews). "One of America's most valuable troublemakers. I hope he never lowers his voice" (Susan Sontag). If the Personal is Political, then for Larry Kramer, History is Fiction because the only way to tell the story (and truth) about America is through the most radical and outrageous version of it. An absolute "must-have" title for Larry Kramer collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (shortly after publication) in purple pen-marker on the title page by the author: "Larry Kramer 6/30/15 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with a pristine copy of OUT Magazine's 100 Special Issue, which features Larry Kramer on the cover, also very prominently and beautifully signed in purple pen-marker in front by the author. Kramer made exactly one public appearance, in New York City, to launch the book, and despite his very frail, wheel-chaired condition. This title is a contemporary classic, an instant collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing with signed OUT Magazine available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. A rare signed set thus. One of the most influential and important American writers of our time. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374104395. Bookseller Inventory # 19960
Title: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: VOLUME 1: SEARCH FOR MY...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 2015
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description N.Y.: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Book is unread; DJ shows a touch of edgewear. Autographed by Kramer on title page, at a New York signing event. Long-awaited second novel by the playwright and activist, a major work. 777 pages. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 3779