Title: AMNESIA MOON - Scarce Pristine Copy of The ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Harcourt Brace, 1995
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 247 pages. Published in 1995. 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. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Lethem's "Amnesia Moon". Often referred to as the "Wizard of Oz" remade as a road film. It shows the young novelist at his experimental best. Jonathan Lethem gained a cult following with his critically acclaimed (but commercially ignored) crime novel, "Gun, With Occasional Music" (1994). He has always been fascinated by literary genres and sub-genres, and uses them as his starting point to create his inventive and luminous novels. "Amnesia Moon" is his first (one of several) stab at science fiction, perhaps the most underappreciated and maligned literary sub-genre. People now consider it perfectly respectable for an established author to write cute children's books but "sci-fi" is still considered an esoteric, "specialized" taste (because it is much harder to read and write). The protagonist named Chaos discovers that each new American town he comes to is afflicted with its own form of insanity, ranging from an imaginary, blinding green mist to an obsession with luck. Returning to his native San Francisco, he remembers his previous identity as a man named Moon and discovers the power his own dreams can have to cure the madness around him. Lethem's fascination with the condition called amnesia is something he shares with a very wide constellation of writers, and he has edited a brilliant anthology on the subject, "The Vintage Book of Amnesia", one of the finest collections of its kind. Beautifully written, as always, with touches of surrealism, symbolism, and apocalypse, this is a compelling novel. An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Lethem collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in metallic-silver pen-marker on the title page by Jonathan Lethem. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The pen Lethem used is lovely: His signature fills up the page and glows radiantly against the light. This title is 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. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Crawford Award for Best Fantasy Novel and the Locus Award for Best First Novel in 1994 for "Gun, With Occasional Music". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1999 for "Motherless Brooklyn". Selected as one of the "Best Books of The Year" by the New York Times in 2003 for "Fortress of Solitude". Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005. One of the most brilliant new voices in American literature. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN LETHEM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0151000913. Bookseller Inventory # 8548
Synopsis: Trying to avoid his day-to-day struggles and unable to remember his life before nuclear war, Chaos attempts to live as one of the mutated survivors, until he is told that the bombs never fell and sets off on a journey for the truth. Tour.
Review: A funny post-apocalyptic road noir tale of Chaos, who lives in an abandoned projection booth at the Multiplex in Hatfork, Wyoming, and his journey to find the truth at the heart of his own American nightmare.
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