Title: DISCLAIMER: A NOVEL - Scarce Pristine Copy ...
Publisher: London, England: Doubleday & Company, 2015
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 300 pages. Published in 2015. The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition. 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 Renee Knight's "Disclaimer". A "brilliantly conceived psychological thriller" (Publisher's blurb). It's more than that: A "novel-within-a-novel", gut-wrenching, and delirious account of a woman haunted by (very dark) secrets, her nemesis' all-consuming hatred and revenge, and the price she ultimately pays for trying to hide the truth. Knight uses a sequence of found photographs as her novel's deeply unsettling, central element to show us the profoundly ambiguous nature of photography itself, and what this means about our quest for the truth. Both professional and amateur photographers (Jonathan, the dead character who triggers the narrative, is an amateur photographer of professional caliber) like to say that their photographs tell a story. They do. The problem is that the exact same photographs tell not one, but many, stories that contradict one another. If the story you derive from a photographic sequence turns out to be the wrong one, turns out to be a lie, the consequences will be nothing less than catastrophic. "Sensationally good" (Lee Child). Renee Knight was an award-winning and successful BBC documentary filmmaker before she quit to write her remarkable debut. Often compared to "Gone Girl" (2012), and "The Girl On The Train" (2015), the latter on a yellow sticker pasted on the front of the first-state DJ, "Disclaimer" is, in fact, their exact, post-feminist opposite. An absolute "must-have" title for Renee Knight collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the month and year of publication) in black pen by the author: "Renee Knight April 2015". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed and dated copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (British) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The British precedes the American Edition by six weeks. Copies available online command as much as $100. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant novelists of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 0062362259. Bookseller Inventory # 20293
A brilliantly conceived, deeply unsettling psychological thriller? already an international sensation?about a woman haunted by secrets, the consuming desire for revenge, and the terrible price we pay when we try to hide the truth.
Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day she became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew?and that person is dead.
Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine?s world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened on that awful day . . . even if the shocking truth might destroy her.
From the Back Cover:
What if you realized the terrifying book you were reading was all about you?
A brilliantly conceived, deeply disturbing psychological thriller about a woman haunted by secrets?and the price she will pay for concealing the truth.
When a mysterious novel appears at Catherine Ravenscroft's bedside, she is curious. She has no idea who might have sent her The Perfect Stranger?or how it ended up on her nightstand. At first, she is intrigued by the suspenseful story that unfolds.
And then she realizes.
This isn't fiction.
The Perfect Stranger re-creates in vivid, unmistakable detail the day Catherine became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew?and that person is dead.
Now that the past Catherine so desperately wants to forget is catching up with her, her world is falling apart. Plunged into a living nightmare, she knows that her only hope is to confront what really happened on that terrible day . . . even if the shocking truth may destroy her.
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