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The Ascent of Eli Israel and Other Stories

Papernick, Jon

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ISBN 10: 1559706198 / ISBN 13: 9781559706193
Published by Arcade Publishing, New York, 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, dated, and located by the author on the title page: "To Nancy, / Happy Birthday / All the best / Jon Papernick / 9-11-2010 / Carlisle [Mass.]." The author's first book, a collection of short stories set in Israel in the early 1990s. A sticker on the half-title page says, "Papernick the Book Peddler / Bringing Market-Fresh Fiction Directly to the People." In summer 2010 Papernick sold books from a pushcart at various farmers' markets in New Engand. Quarterbound in blue cloth-covered boards with a black paper, gold-lettered spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; the dust jcket is not price-clipped (original price $23.95). Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 003234

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Title: The Ascent of Eli Israel and Other Stories

Publisher: Arcade Publishing, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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An unsettling collection of tales of Americans caught up in the ethnic, religious, social, and political conflicts of modern-day Israel includes "An Unwelcome Guest," in which a young Jewish settler plays a deadly game of backgammon, and "The King of the King of Falafel," in which a restaurant rivalry ends in violence. 10,000 first printing.

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Jon Papernick worked as a reporter in Israel for several years and was in the country at the time of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He teaches elementary school in Brooklyn and is at work on a novel.

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