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EIGHT WHITE NIGHTS - Scarce Autographed Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Andre Aciman

Aciman, Andre

Published by New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010
ISBN 10: 0374228426 / ISBN 13: 9780374228422
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Title: EIGHT WHITE NIGHTS - Scarce Autographed Copy...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 360 pages. Published in 2010. The author's second novel. 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. "Autographed Copy" green sticker pasted in front. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Andre Aciman's "Eight White Nights". His follow-up novel to his breakthrough debut, "Call Me By Your Name" (2007). Andre Aciman's second novel is about a more conventional love affair, that between a man and a woman, presented in a most unconventional manner: A man meets a woman at a Christmas Night party. Over the next seven days, they meet each evening at the same cinema house, "culminating in a final scene on New Year's Eve charged with magic and the promise of renewal" (Publisher's blurb). "Aciman has the ability to make the finest, the tiniest, and most convincing distinctions between moods, responses, and registers. Everything is watched as it shifts and glitters" (Colm Toibin). Emotionally and sensually, that's what time is, moods and registers that shift and glitter. If the passage of time is the celebrated subject of Proust, Aciman's literary mentor, it is finally the subject of Aciman's first and second novels too, as seen from the different angles of a prism: "Call Me By Your Name" takes place over several decades (time-as-memory) whereas, as its title suggests, "Eight White Nights" happens over several consecutive nights (time-as-event). In the former, time becomes "place"; in the latter, time remains pure, fleeting "moment". An absolute "must-have" title for Andre Aciman collectors. This Autographed Copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Andre Aciman. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very 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. Andre Aciman's "Call Me By Your Name" is regarded as a classic by Colm Toibin. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDRE ACIMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374228426. Bookseller Inventory # 15392

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Synopsis: A LUSHLY ROMANTIC NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Eight White Nights
is an unforgettable journey through that enchanted terrain where passion and fear and the sheer craving to ask for love and to show love can forever alter who we are. A man in his late twenties goes to a large Christmas party in Manhattan where a woman introduces herself with three words: ?I am Clara.? Over the following seven days, they meet every evening at the same cinema. Overwhelmed yet cautious, he treads softly and won?t hazard a move. The tension between them builds gradually, marked by ambivalence, hope, and distrust. As André Aciman explores their emotions with uncompromising accuracy and sensuous prose, they move both closer together and farther apart, culminating on New Year?s Eve in a final scene charged with magic and the promise of renewal.
Call Me by Your Name, Aciman?s debut novel, established him as one of the finest writers of our time, an expert at the most sultry depictions of longing and desire. As The Washington Post Book World wrote, ?The beauty of Aciman?s writing and the purity of his passions should place this extraordinary first novel within the canon of great romantic love stories for everyone.?

Aciman?s piercing and romantic new novel is a brilliant performance from a master prose stylist.

About the Author: ANDRÉ ACIMAN is the author of Call Me by Your Name, Out of Egypt, and False Papers, and is the editor of The Proust Project (all published by FSG). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his wife and family in Manhattan.

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