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FORTUNE SMILES: STORIES - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed, Placed, And Dated (Shortly After Publication) by Adam Johnson - ONLY SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED COPY ONLINE

Johnson, Adam

Published by New York City, NY: Random House, 2015
ISBN 10: 0812997476 / ISBN 13: 9780812997477
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Title: FORTUNE SMILES: STORIES - Rare Pristine Copy...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Random House, 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 310 pages. Published in 2015. Retrospective collection of short stories. 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. Presents Adam Johnson's "Fortune Smiles". "Gives voice to the perspectives we don't often hear while offering something rare in fiction: A new way of looking at the world. In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. In the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul while one cannot forget the woman he left behind" (Publisher's blurb). "Nirvana" won the prestigious Sunday Times Short Story Prize 2014. "Hurricanes Anonymous" was selected as one of The Best American Short Stories in 2014. An absolute "must-have" title for Adam Johnson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (shortly after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Adam Johnson Sept 9, 2015, NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Material of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for "The Orphan Master's Son". Winner of the National Book Award in 2015 for "Fortune Smiles". One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ADAM JOHNSON AND SUKI KIM'S "THE INTERPRETER" TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0812997476. Bookseller Inventory # 20148

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel The Orphan Master?s Son, Adam Johnson is one of America?s most provocative and powerful authors. Critics have compared him to Kurt Vonnegut, David Mitchell, and George Saunders, but Johnson?s new book will only further his reputation as one of our most original writers. Subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking, Interesting Facts is a major collection of stories that gives voice to the perspectives we don?t often hear, while offering something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world.

In ?George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine,? the former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in mysterious packages to his door. ?Nirvana,? which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a world where a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finds solace in a digital simulacrum of the recently assassinated president. ?Hurricanes Anonymous,? anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, depicts a devastated Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Among the collection?s unforgettable characters are a young man and his new girlfriend searching for the mother of his son, a computer whiz who helps the police catch criminals while trying to evade detection himself, and, in the stunning title story, a woman with cancer who rages against the idea of her family living on without her.

In fantastic and unflinching prose, Adam Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters and mysterious desires, the decisions we make for ourselves and the decisions we make for others. As unnerving as they are riveting, these stories establish him as a modern master, an indispensable guide to a new century in which the unbelievable has become commonplace.

Praise for Adam Johnson?s Pulitzer Prize?winning novel, The Orphan Master?s Son

?Harrowing and deeply affecting . . . In making his hero, and the nightmare he lives through, come so thoroughly alive, Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice.??Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

?Remarkable . . . a work of high adventure, surreal coincidences and terrible violence, seeming to straddle the line between cinematic fantasy and brutal actuality . . . the single best work of fiction published [this year].??The Wall Street Journal

?A great novel can take implausible fact and turn it into entirely believable fiction. That?s the genius of The Orphan Master?s Son. Adam Johnson has taken the papier-mâché creation that is North Korea and turned it into a real and riveting place that readers will find unforgettable. . . . Imagine Charles Dickens paying a visit to Pyongyang, and you see the canvas on which Johnson is painting here.??The Washington Post

?Adam Johnson has pulled off literary alchemy, first by setting his novel in North Korea, a country that few of us can imagine, then by producing such compelling characters, whose lives unfold at breakneck speed. I was engrossed right to the amazing conclusion. The result is pure gold, a terrific novel.??Abraham Verghese

?An epic feat of storytelling.??Zadie Smith

?A triumph of imagination . . . [Grade:] A.??Entertainment Weekly

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed and bestselling novel The Orphan Master?s Son, Adam Johnson is one of America?s most provocative and powerful authors. In Fortune Smiles?his first book since Orphan Master?he continues to give voice to characters rarely heard from, while offering something we all seek from fiction: a new way of looking at our world.
 
In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. ?George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine? follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. ?Nirvana,? which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In ?Hurricanes Anonymous??first included in the Best American Short Stories anthology?a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind.
 
Unnerving, riveting, and written with a timeless quality, these stories confirm Johnson as one of America's greatest writers and an indispensable guide to our new century.

Praise for Adam Johnson?s Pulitzer Prize?winning novel, The Orphan Master?s Son

?Harrowing and deeply affecting . . . In making his hero, and the nightmare he lives through, come so thoroughly alive, Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice.??Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

?Remarkable . . . a work of high adventure, surreal coincidences and terrible violence, seeming to straddle the line between cinematic fantasy and brutal actuality . . . the single best work of fiction published [this year].??The Wall Street Journal

?A great novel can take implausible fact and turn it into entirely believable fiction. That?s the genius of The Orphan Master?s Son. Adam Johnson has taken the papier-mâché creation that is North Korea and turned it into a real and riveting place that readers will find unforgettable. . . . Imagine Charles Dickens paying a visit to Pyongyang, and you see the canvas on which Johnson is painting here.??The Washington Post

?Adam Johnson has pulled off literary alchemy, first by setting his novel in North Korea, a country that few of us can imagine, then by producing such compelling characters, whose lives unfold at breakneck speed. I was engrossed right to the amazing conclusion. The result is pure gold, a terrific novel.??Abraham Verghese

?An epic feat of storytelling.??Zadie Smith

?A triumph of imagination . . . [Grade:] A.??Entertainment Weekly

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