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The Cement Garden (SIGNED)

McEwan, Ian

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ISBN 10: 0224016288 / ISBN 13: 9780224016285
Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1979
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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"First published 1978 / Reprinted 1979." Thus, the second printing. The DJ front flap is price-clipped, but a price tag has been affixed near clipped area, reading "Cape / Net U.K. Only / L8.95," indicating the clipping may have been done by the publisher. Book will close its text block and boards and would thus generally grade "fine," but we downgrade to "near fine" because a) book smells a tad musty to us -- not uncommon with books from the misty isles reaching us here in the desert, and b) the boards want to stand open by perhaps an extra 1/8th-inch -- not a big deal, but mentioned here for completeness. Inscribed & signed (full name) by author to title page. Celebrated third book (but first novel) by McEwan, a dark tale of a family of children who keep secret the death of their second parent so as not to be separated & remanded into foster care. 138 pp. Reduced from $295. Bookseller Inventory # 003096

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Title: The Cement Garden (SIGNED)

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Jacket design by Ron Bowen

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves.

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In this tour de force of psychological unease--now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack--McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting--or denying. "Possesses the suspense and chilling impact of Lord of the Flies."--Washington Post Book World.

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