Title: CORONADO: STORIES - Scarce Pristine Copy of ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: William Morrow, 2006
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 232 pages. Published in 2006. The author's eighth book. Collection of five short stories and one play. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A beautifully produced volume, it has a brilliant DJ design by Laura Kaeppel, which utilizes the celebrated photograph by Randy Olson. Presents Dennis Lehane's "Coronado". Powerful stories that show "a small town is a hard place to keep a secret". The stories are "Running Out of Dog", "ICU", "Gone Down to Corpus", "Mushrooms", and "Until Gwen". The latter has also been adapted into Lehane's eponymous two-act play, "Coronado". The latter revolves around the tense reunion between a father and his son, just released after four years in prison. It quickly becomes apparent that the father has taken him back only to find out where the loot is hidden while the son desperately needs to know what happened to his girlfriend, Gwen. Meanwhile, "Running Out of Dog" (1999) is, quite simply, one of the greatest American short stories ever written, and was included in the "The Best Mystery Short Stories of The Century". "At turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence, and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we'd expect" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Dennis Lehane collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Dennis Lehane. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most copies available online are. 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. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DENNIS LEHANE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 006113967X. Bookseller Inventory # 10076
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