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The Book of Words (Signed Uncorrected Proof)

Erpenbeck, Jenny

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ISBN 10: 081121706X / ISBN 13: 9780811217064
Published by New Directions, 2007
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New York: New Directions (2007). Advance uncorrected proof. Softbound, a trade paperback original. New. A pristine unread copy (without marks or bruises or smells or any other defect). Shipped in well-padded box. Purchased new and opened only for author to sign, no inscriptions, just the author's name directly on the title page and the place of signing also noted (NY). SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. White wraps, illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # Signed-Fiction-E3

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Title: The Book of Words (Signed Uncorrected Proof)

Publisher: New Directions

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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A searing novella about coming of age in a land of tyranny, by one of Germany's most brilliant young authors.

In The Book of Words, Jenny Erpenbeck captures with amazing virtuosity the inner life of a young girl who survives the totalitarian regime of a curiously unnamed South American country (most likely Argentina during its "dirty war"). Raised by parents whose real identity ends up shocking her, the girl comes of age in a country where gunshots are mistaken for blown tires, innocent citizens are dragged off buses, and tortured and disappeared friends and family return to visit her from the dead.

About the Author:

Jenny Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967. New Directions publishes her books The Old Child & Other Stories, The Book of Words, and Visitation, which NPR called "a story of the century as seen by the objects we've known and lost along the way."

Susan Bernofsky is the acclaimed translator of Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the recipient of many awards, including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and the Hermann Hesse Translation Prize. She teaches literary translation at Columbia University and lives in New York.

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