30

Dixon, Stephen

Published by Henry Holt & Company 1999-05-01, 1999
ISBN 10: 0805059237 / ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

0805059237 Has slight shelf wear to dust jacket. A portion of your purchase of this book will be donated to non-profit organizations. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.18 avg rating
(22 ratings)

Synopsis: The two-time National Book Award finalist delivers his most engaging and poignant book yet.

A new book by Stephen Dixon is always a cause for attention and celebration. Known to many as one of America's most talented and original writers, Dixon has delivered a major new novel that is full of charm, wit, and humanity.

In 30 Dixon presents us with life according to Gould, his brilliant fictional narrator who shares with us his thoroughly examined life from start to several finishes, encompassing his real past, imagined future, mundane present, and a full range of regrets, lapses, misjudgments, feelings, and the whole set of human emotions. All of Gould's foibles-his lusts and obsessions, fears and anxieties-are conveyed with such candor and lack of pretension that we can't help but be seduced into recognizing a little bit of Gould in us or perhaps a lot of us in Gould. For Gould is indeed an Everyman for the end of themillennium, a good man trying to live an honest life without compromise and without losing his mind.

Review: Over the course of a long career, Stephen Dixon has never been bitten by the minimalist bug, or even lightly grazed by it. His books tend toward the big-boned and expansive, and his prose--with its steamroller pacing and superabundance of sensual detail--is maximal down to the last comma. With 30, however, the author may have exceeded even his own record for literary megatonnage. Weighing in at 672 pages, this novel seems at least twice that long: at times the dense, unparagraphed pages feel like a challenge to the reader's attention span and eyesight. Still, Dixon can't be faulted for his ambition, which is to capture his protagonist's experience with a kind of hair-trigger fidelity. Gould Bookbinder (who first appeared in the novel of the same name) is to be a late 20th-century Everyman, deluged with more facts and feelings than he can possibly handle.

Take this passage, in which Gould is merely standing on a Manhattan street corner with a toddler:

He's waiting for the light to change on Amsterdam, cars roaring north past him, on his way to see his mother, got off the bus on Broadway, unfolded the stroller, and strapped Fanny in; now she's sleeping peacefully, head to one side, hair spilled over her face and both hands holding a shaggy stuffed animal, when a sudden breeze moves the stroller a little and he grabs the right cane-shaped handle with one hand and then a terrific wind and he's about to grab the other handle when the stroller's lifted a few inches off the ground and he lunges at it and misses and it's blown into the avenue and lands on its wheels a few feet away....
Never fear: despite the Battleship Potemkin scenario, Gould quickly yanks the stroller back to safety. But the paragraph, which includes several hundred more words in this vein, encapsulates both the author's strengths (meticulous tabulation of human life) and weaknesses (dull and indiscriminate tabulation of human life). Elsewhere the hero reminisces, sleeps around, writes, and pursues a belly dancer on a cruise ship. Dixon fans will treasure his excellent adventures, which are ingeniously apportioned into 30 segments. Doubters, however, may find a little too much fool's Gould for their taste. --William Davies

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: 30
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company 1999-05-01
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Dixon, Stephen
Published by Henry Holt & Company (1999)
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt & Company, 1999. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP85669012

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 2.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Dixon, Stephen
Published by Henry Holt & Company
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Sierra Nevada Books
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0805059237I3N10

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Stephen Dixon
Published by Henry Holt & Company
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2750971452

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Dixon, Stephen
Published by Henry Holt & Company, Inc, New York (1999)
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt & Company, Inc, New York, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition. Brand Newin Fine DJ; Marfree, acidfree F/F stated 1stEd; not opened written-in, underlined, club, remainder or ex-library. Gift qual. Lite cor bump. Mail SAMEDAY! ; 1.87 x 9.47 x 6.37; 656 pages; Over the course of a long career, Stephen Dixon has never been bitten by the minimalist bug, or even lightly grazed by it. His books tend toward the big-boned and expansive, and his prose--with its steamroller pacing and superabundance of sensual detail--is maximal down to the last comma. With 30, however, the author may have exceeded even his own record for literary megatonnage. Weighing in at 672 pages, this novel seems at least twice that long: at times the dense, unparagraphed pages feel like a challenge to the reader's attention span and eyesight. Still, Dixon can't be faulted for his ambition, which is to capture his protagonist's experience with a kind of hair-trigger fidelity. Gould Bookbinder (who first appeared in the novel of the same name) is to be a late 20th-century Everyman, deluged with more facts and feelings than he can possibly handl. Bookseller Inventory # 4240

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Dixon, Stephen
Published by Henry Holt & Company (1999)
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Scouts
(Fort Gratiot, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt & Company, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 0805059237 First American edition, first printing. The jacket is in Near Fine condition and is NOT price clipped. The covers are clean and bright, edges are sharp. Light overall wear/rubbing to edges. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. Pages are clean and white. Binding is straight and tight. No remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 40% until April 1, 2017. Start loading up now!. Bookseller Inventory # 1009154

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 12.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Stephen Dixon
Published by Henry Holt & Company (1999)
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt & Company, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0805059237

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Dixon, Stephen
Published by Henry Holt & Co., New York, New York, U.S.A. (1999)
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Retloks Bookstore
(North Falmouth, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt & Co., New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Fine. 1st Ed., 1st Printing, Stated. ND on title page. A first edition hard bound in publisher's grey cloth and black paper covered boards. 672 numbered pages. COnsider the book 'as new' without wear or defects. DJ almost he same. Nice copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 062088

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.39
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Stephen Dixon
Published by HENRY HOLT & CO (1999)
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HENRY HOLT & CO, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Literature>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978080505923605. Bookseller Inventory # 01978080505923605

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Dixon, Stephen
Published by Henry Holt & Company (1999)
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
MediaCastle
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt & Company, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New. Not available for expedited/international shipping. Fast Shipping. APO,FPO welcome. Bookseller Inventory # 916828

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Stephen Dixon
Published by Henry Holt, New York, New York (1999)
ISBN 10: 0805059237 ISBN 13: 9780805059236
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Henry Holt, New York, New York, 1999. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine/Fine. First printing. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall. 672 pages. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with a light shelf wear, perhaps a touch of color fade to the very top of the spine from light exposure. In a fine dust jacket with the original price. Bookseller Inventory # 22967

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 27 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book