Title: BROTHERS - Rare Pristine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Shaye Areheart Books, 2006
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
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". 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). An absolute "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 word "Peace", 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 # 11058
Synopsis: 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.
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