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BROTHERS - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed, Stamped, And Inscribed by Da Chen

Chen, Da

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ISBN 10: 1400097282 / ISBN 13: 9781400097289
Published by New York City, NY: Shaye Areheart Books, 2006
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1st Printing. Signed. 422 pages. Published in 2006. The author's debut novel. 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. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Da Chen's "Brothers". A triumphant achievement. Drawing on his experiences growing up during the Cultural Revolution, Da Chen has written a brilliant and moving novel about two brothers caught in the maelstrom of the momentous changes that have buffeted China. "Chen's inventive and sprawling family saga eloquently recreates a time of enormous upheaval" (Publishers Weekly). A "must-have" title for Da Chen collectors. This copy is magnificently signed and inscribed in black-ink brush, Chinese calligraphy style, on the front free endpaper by Da Chen. It fills up the whole page. He also stamped it with his red seal. Da Chen wrote in black pen the words "Good fortune", a Chinese New Year wish, underneath and signed it in Roman alphabet. We have seen very few signed and inscribed copies that are as beautiful as Da Chen's books. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed and inscribed 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 rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DA CHEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1400097282. Bookseller Inventory # 11057

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Title: BROTHERS - Rare Pristine Copy of The First ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Shaye Areheart Books, 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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At the height of China?s Cultural Revolution a powerful general fathered two sons. Tan was born to the general?s wife and into a life of comfort and luxury. His half brother, Shento, was born to the general?s mistress, who threw herself off a cliff in the mountains of Balan only moments after delivering her child. Growing up, each remained ignorant of the other?s existence. In Beijing, Tan enjoyed the best schools, the finest clothes, and the prettiest girls. Shento was raised on the mountainside by an old healer and his wife until their deaths landed him in an orphanage, where he was always hungry, alone, and frightened. Though on divergent roads, each brother is driven by a passionate desire?one to glorify his father, the other to seek revenge against him.

Separated by distance and opportunity, Tan and Shento follow the paths that lie before them, while unknowingly falling in love with the same woman and moving toward the explosive moment when their fates finally merge.

Brothers, by bestselling memoirist Da Chen, is a sprawling, dynamic family saga, complete with assassinations, love affairs, narrowly missed opportunities, and the ineluctable fulfillment of destiny.

Review:

"Within this sweeping, ambitious, historical novel, there is a beautifully wrought story of young men coming of age, related to each other but strangers, and heading toward a breathtaking collision." --Ron Nyswaner, author of "Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir"
"This book is fantastic in every sense of the word--a saga of China that is at once exotic and universal, an epic tale of destiny entwined with history. The description of Shento's birth is one of the most original beginnings of a novel I have ever read, and it launches the novel with the generous imagination that is evident throughout. . . . Chinese family life, military tradition, and the steaming violence on the Vietnamese border are all depicted with the wide strokes of a great artist creating a timeless tale." --Laura Shaine Cunningham, author of" Sleeping Arrangements" and "Beautiful Bodies"
""Brothers" begins as if in a dream. And like a dream you are captured by its first eerie lines: 'To tell the tale of my birth, I must start not from the beginning, but from the end to my beginning. I was born twice, really.' This is Shento speaking. His brother Tan speaks next. And an epic novel evolves out of their alternating accounts, with all the rich and exquisite detail you expect from such an artful writer as Da Chen. He deals in big emotions: revenge, love (both graphic and romantic), torture, and fealty. He gives us China, from the ordinary soul to the ruling elite. He takes you from Mao to Tiananmen Square and then beyond. If you're in the mood for a good atmospheric read, you won't find a better one." --John Bowers, professor of creative writing, Columbia University, and author of "The Colony," "In the Land of Nyx,"and "Stonewall Jackson: Portrait of a Soldier"

" From Shaolin to the sugarloaf mountains of Gwangdong to Tiananmen Square and the skyscrapers of New York: an epic novel that neatly distills modern Chinese history. Da Chen's elegantly written novel ends on the promise of redemption. . . ." -- "Kirkus Reviews "(starred review)
" Within this sweeping, ambitious, historical novel, there is a beautifully wrought story of young men coming of age, related to each other but strangers, and heading toward a breathtaking collision." -- Ron Nyswaner, author of "Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir"
" This book is fantastic in every sense of the word-- a saga of China that is at once exotic and universal, an epic tale of destiny entwined with history. The description of Shento's birth is one of the most original beginnings of a novel I have ever read, and it launches the novel with the generous imagination that is evident throughout. . . . Chinese family life, military tradition, and the steaming violence on the Vietnamese border are all depicted with the wide strokes of a great artist creating a timeless tale." -- Laura Shaine Cunningham, author of" Sleeping Arrangements" and "Beautiful Bodies"
" "Brothers" begins as if in a dream. And like a dream you are captured by its first eerie lines: ' To tell the tale of my birth, I must start not from the beginning, but from the end to my beginning. I was born twice, really.' This is Shento speaking. His brother Tan speaks next. And an epic novel evolves out of their alternating accounts, with all the rich and exquisite detail you expect from such an artful writer as Da Chen. He deals in big emotions: revenge, love (both graphic and romantic), torture, and fealty. He gives us China, from the ordinary soul to the ruling elite. He takes you from Mao to Tiananmen Square and then beyond. If you're in the mood for a good atmospheric read, you won't find a better one." -- John Bowers, professor of creative writing, Columbia University, and author of "The Colony," "In the Land of Nyx," and "Stonewall Jackson: Portrait of a Soldier"

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"From Shaolin to the sugarloaf mountains of Gwangdong to Tiananmen Square and the skyscrapers of New York: an epic novel that neatly distills modern Chinese history. Da Chen's elegantly written novel ends on the promise of redemption. . . ." --"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review)
"Within this sweeping, ambitious, historical novel, there is a beautifully wrought story of young men coming of age, related to each other but strangers, and heading toward a breathtaking collision." --Ron Nyswaner, author of "Blue Days, Black Nights: A Memoir"
"This book is fantastic in every sense of the word--a saga of China that is at once exotic and universal, an epic tale of destiny entwined with history. The description of Shento's birth is one of the most original beginnings of a novel I have ever read, and it launches the novel with the generous imagination that is evident throughout. . . . Chinese family life, military tradition, and the steaming violence on the Vietnamese border are all depicted with the wide strokes of a great artist creating a timeless tale." --Laura Shaine Cunningham, author of" Sleeping Arrangements" and "Beautiful Bodies"
""Brothers" begins as if in a dream. And like a dream you are captured by its first eerie lines: 'To tell the tale of my birth, I must start not from the beginning, but from the end to my beginning. I was born twice, really.' This is Shento speaking. His brother Tan speaks next. And an epic novel evolves out of their alternating accounts, with all the rich and exquisite detail you expect from such an artful writer as Da Chen. He deals in big emotions: revenge, love (both graphic and romantic), torture, and fealty. He gives us China, from the ordinary soul to the ruling elite. He takes you from Mao to Tiananmen Square and then beyond. If you're in the mood for a good atmospheric read, you won't find a better one." --John Bowers, professor of creative writing, Columbia University, and author of "The Colony," "In the Land of Nyx," and "Stonewall Jackson: Portrait of a Soldier"

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