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THE LAUGHING MONSTERS - Scarce Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Denis Johnson

Johnson, Denis

Published by New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014
ISBN 10: 0374280592 / ISBN 13: 9780374280598
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Title: THE LAUGHING MONSTERS - Scarce Fine Copy of ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 228 pages. Published in 2014. The author's eighth novel and eleventh work of fiction. 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. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Denis Johnson's "The Laughing Monsters". "The single catastrophe is what fuels the demands and mysteries of literature. The wreckage is what essential writers particularize, and Denis Johnson's interests have always been in wreckage, both individual and universal. Addresses the vanishing present, a giddy trickle-down of global exploitation and hubris, the farcical exploits of cold dudes in a hard land" (The New York Times Book Review). "It would be hard to find a better American writer, at the level of the sentence, than Johnson" (Boston Globe). An absolute "must-have" title for Denis Johnson collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the half-title page by Denis Johnson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. This title will become 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. Please note: Most copies available online are remainder-marked or have serious flaws. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award in 2007 and Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for "Tree of Smoke". Denis Johnson's "Jesus' Son" was selected by the panel of New York Times writers, critics, and editors as one of the Top 20 most important works of American fiction of the last 25 years. One of the greatest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DENIS JOHNSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374280592. Bookseller Inventory # 19163

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Synopsis: A post-9/11 literary spy thriller from the National Book Award?winning author of Tree of Smoke

Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian but travels on a U.S. passport. After ten years? absence, he returns to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko. They once made a lot of money here during the country?s civil war, and, curious to see whether good luck will strike twice in the same place, Nair allows himself to be drawn back to a region he considers hopeless.
     Adriko is an African who styles himself a soldier of fortune and who claims to have served, at various times, the Ghanaian army, the Kuwaiti Emiri Guard, and the American Green Berets. He?s probably broke now, but he remains, at thirty-six, as stirred by his own doubtful schemes as he was a decade ago.
     Although Nair believes some kind of money-making plan lies at the back of it all, Adriko?s stated reason for inviting his friend to Freetown is for Nair to meet Adriko?s fiancée, a college girl named Davidia from Colorado. Together the three set out to visit Adriko?s clan in the Uganda-Congo borderland?but each of these travelers is keeping secrets from the others.
     Shadowed by Interpol, the Mossad, and MI6, Nair gets mired in lust and betrayal in a landscape of frighteningly casual violence as he travels with Adriko and Davidia, gets smuggled into a war zone, gets kidnapped by the Congo Army, and is terrorized by a self-proclaimed god ruling over a dying village. Their journey through a land abandoned by the future leads Adriko, Nair, and Davidia to meet themselves not in a new light, but rather in a new darkness.
     A high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world, Denis Johnson?s The Laughing Monsters shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game.

Product Description: Denis Johnson?s The Laughing Monsters is a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game.
     Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian but travels on a U.S. passport. After ten years? absence, he returns to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to reunite with his friend Michael Adriko. They once made a lot of money here during the country?s civil war, and, curious to see whether good luck will strike twice in the same place, Nair has allowed himself to be drawn back to a region he considers hopeless.
     Adriko is an African who styles himself a soldier of fortune and who claims to have served, at various times, the Ghanaian army, the Kuwaiti Emiri Guard, and the American Green Berets. He?s probably broke now, but he remains, at thirty-six, as stirred by his own doubtful schemes as he was a decade ago.
     Although Nair believes some kind of money-making plan lies at the back of it all, Adriko?s stated reason for inviting his friend to Freetown is for Nair to meet Adriko?s fiancée, a grad student from Colorado named Davidia. Together the three set out to visit Adriko?s clan in the Uganda-Congo borderland?but each of these travelers is keeping secrets from the others. Their journey through a land abandoned by the future leads Nair, Adriko, and Davidia to meet themselves not in a new light, but rather in a new darkness.

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