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The Cardboard Valise (Signed First Edition)

Ben Katchor

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ISBN 10: 0375421149 / ISBN 13: 9780375421143
Published by Pantheon, 2011
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New York: Pantheon [2011]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New. A pristine unread copy, very fine in all respects. Issued without dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated and "placed" in NYC in month of publication, March 2011. Shipped in sturdy box. Smoke-free shop. Purchased new and opened only for author signature. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 06-2011-206

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Title: The Cardboard Valise (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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 Ben Katchor (“The creator of the last great American comic strip.”—Michael Chabon) gives us his first book in more than ten years: the story of the fantastical nation of Outer Canthus and the three people who, in some way or another, in­habit its shores.
 
Emile Delilah is a young xenophile (lover of foreign nations) so addicted to traveling to the exotic regions of Outer Canthus that the government pays him a monthly stipend just so he can continue his visits. Liv­ing in the same tenement as Emile are Boreal Rince, the exiled king of Outer Canthus, and Elijah Salamis, a supranationalist determined to erase the cultural and geographic boundaries that separate the citizens of the Earth. Although they rarely meet, their lives in­tertwine through the elaborate fictions they construct and inhabit: a vast panorama of humane hamburger stands, exquisitely ethereal ethnic restaurants, ancient restroom ruins, and wild tracts of land that fit neatly next to high-rise hotels. The Cardboard Valise is a graphic novel as travelogue; a canvas of semi-surrealism; and a poetic, whimsical, beguiling work of Ben Katchor’s dazzling imagination.

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"The creator of the last great American comic strip." -- Michael Chabon

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