Title: BLOOD ACRE - Scarce Fine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Viking Press, 1999
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 260 pages. Published in 1999. The author's second novel. 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 Peter Landesman's "Blood Acre". A brilliant follow-up novel by the widely-acclaimed author of "The Raven". Exquisitely written, this is a "genuine tour-de-force, an apocalyptic murder mystery that demands to be read in a single setting" (Times Literary Supplement). The novel has been compared to Malcolm Lowry's "Under The Volcano" (by James McConkey) and to William Styron's work by Stewart O'Nan, who asserts that what Landesman has pulled off is a more poetic version of the hard-boiled thriller: "The soft-boiled thriller, where every wound weeps, every memory stings, and every dream festers" (Stewart O'Nan). Landesman is a brilliant young American writer with a solid cult following, who deserves to be read by a much wider audience. An absolute "must-have" title for Peter Landesman collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Peter Landesman. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. 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 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1995 for "The Raven". One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER LANDESMAN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0670882070. Bookseller Inventory # 1518
Synopsis: In Blood Acre, Peter Landesman hones the evocative depth of his award-winning first novel, The Raven, into a magnificently noirish murder mystery--and a shattering portrait of a deftly drawn maddened man. Nathan Stein, son and partner of a corrupt and powerful New York criminal lawyer, was once brilliant, beautiful, cultured, and sensitive. Now, on his way to one more shady deal, he wanders the wintry wastes of Coney Island, sick in body and soul, nervously checking his pager and ignoring its clamor. His career and life careening out of control, Nathan knows he is running out of time. What he does not know is that he's about to become a prime suspect in the murder of his paramour and secretary, Isabel Santos. Lurching toward redemption but stumbling into the safe haven of graft, Nathan must answer for all that he has done and for what he has left undone. Is he a murderer or the victim of an elaborate frame-up? Or do his sins go even deeper? The answer unfolds in a hard-bitten, stunningly written work sure to transfix both mystery readers and lovers of fine fiction.
About the Author: Peter Landesman has lived and travelled all over the world, including Morocco, Israel, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, South Africa and Western Kenya, where he taught for a year and a half. He has now settled in New Jersey, where he writes and paints.
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