Title: CORONADO: STORIES - Scarce Pristine Copy of ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: William Morrow, 2006
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 232 pages. Published in 2006. The author's eighth book. Collection of five short stories and one play. 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, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A beautifully produced volume, it has a brilliant DJ design by Laura Kaeppel, which utilizes the celebrated photograph by Randy Olson. Presents Dennis Lehane's "Coronado". Powerful stories that show "a small town is a hard place to keep a secret". The stories are "Running Out of Dog", "ICU", "Gone Down to Corpus", "Mushrooms", and "Until Gwen". The latter has also been adapted into Lehane's eponymous two-act play, "Coronado". The latter revolves around the tense reunion between a father and his son, just released after four years in prison. It quickly becomes apparent that the father has taken him back only to find out where the loot is hidden while the son desperately needs to know what happened to his girlfriend, Gwen. Meanwhile, "Running Out of Dog" (1999) is, quite simply, one of the greatest American short stories ever written, and was included in the "The Best Mystery Short Stories of The Century". "At turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence, and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we'd expect" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Dennis Lehane collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Dennis Lehane. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most copies available online are. This title is a contemporary classic. 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. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DENNIS LEHANE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 006113967X. Bookseller Inventory # 10076
From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a striking collection offive short stories and a play.
A small southern town gives birth to a dangerous man with a broken heart and a high-powered rifle. . . .
A young girl, caught up in an inner-city gang war, crosses the line from victim to avenger. . . . An innocent man is hunted by government agents for an unspecified crime.
. . . A boy and a girl fall in love while ransacking a rich man's house during the waning days of the Vietnam War. . . . A compromised psychiatrist confronts the unstable patient he slept with. . . . A father and a son wage a lethal battle of wits over the whereabouts of a stolen diamond and a missing woman. . . .Along with completely original material, this new col-lection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short stories, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005 and appears in this book as the play Coronado.
At turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths?about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence?and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we'd expect.
About the Author:
Dennis Lehane is the author of ten novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; Moonlight Mile; and Live by Night, as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida.
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