This is a fine hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a fine mylar protected DJ. Author inscribed on the half-title page to the husband of a fellow southern writer. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Bound in quarter cloth and paper covered boards with the front cover and spine stamped in gilt.
From Publishers Weekly:
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Prize for his first novel Geronimo Rex and twice nominated for the National Book Award, Hannah ( Hey Jack! ; The Tennis Handsome ) again exhibits his antic imagination and spare but striking prose style. In his eighth book, he deals whimsically with some of the same ideas Roth explored in The Facts, but unlike that autobiography framed with fiction, Boomerang, described as a "tender weaving of novel and autobiography," is published as a novel. "Names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously," readers are warned in the front matter. When one encounters descriptions of "the great publisher Sam Lawrence" arriving in a stretch limousine or mention of "the horrible brilliant Gordon Lish," one cannot help but speculate over the decision to call this fiction. And yet there are sweeps of narrative that are soaringly, daringly, brilliantly original. The intelligence and visceral emotions Hannah rams onto a page can leave a reader stunned. The narrative travels out into the past and then circles back, taking a boomerang's swooping path. Lyrical passages of childhood memories are balanced by strutting, rambling riffs on post-drunken quests for respect and too-frequent references to pussy and nooky. The result is a book that staggers under a load of extraordinary writing which seems somehow lazily shovelled together. Boomerangs are hard to control; a beautiful flight often turns into an uncontrolled landing in the wrong place.
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Publisher: Houghton mifflin/seymour Lawrence
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Book Description Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence, 1989. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP21624902
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2788075341
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding. Nice dust jacket with mild wear. Bookseller Inventory # 1707250054
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, Wilmington, Massachusetts, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 007878
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+. First Edition/First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # 8883
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1989. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st Edition. Boston. 1989. Houghton Mifflin. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 150 pages. hardcover. Howard Barry Hannah (April 23, 1942 – March 1, 2010) was an American novelist and short story writer from Mississippi. The author of eight novels and five short story collections (some sites list it as nine novels and four short story collections), Hannah worked with notable American editors and publishers such as Gordon Lish, Seymour Lawrence, and Morgan Entrekin. His work was published in Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, Southern Review, and a host of American magazines and quarterlies. His first novel, GERONIMO REX (1972), won the William Faulkner Prize and was nominated for the National Book Award. AIRSHIPS, his 1978 collection of short stories about the Vietnam War, the Civil War, and the modern South, won the Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award. The following year, Hannah received the prestigious Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Hannah won a Guggenheim, the Robert Penn Warren Lifetime Achievement Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story. He was awarded the Fiction Prize of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters twice and received Mississippi's prestigious Governor's Award in 1989 for distinguished representation of the state of Mississippi in artistic and cultural matters. For a brief time in 1980, Hannah lived in Los Angeles and worked as a writer for the film director Robert Altman. He was director of the MFA program at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, where he taught creative writing for 28 years. He died on March 1, 2010, of natural causes. 0395488826. keywords: 40293. inventory # 14313. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A boomerang that flies from the author's hand returns bearing strange Southern gifts: lust of the most awesome proportions, beloved friend, hated enemies, music and mayhem and love. Bookseller Inventory # 14313