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The Comforts of Madness (Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Sayer, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0385267770 / ISBN 13: 9780385267779
Published by Doubleday, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on a bookplate decal on front end page. Winner of the Whitbread Prize. $17.95 price presnt on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in a typed SIGNED letter (TLS) from author mentioning 'The Comforts'. Book tight but has brown tape residue on pastedowns and spine from previous DJ mylar cover. Also includes laid-in is the original 1990 article in the London Sunday Times Books section about Paul Sayer and pressures on writing a second novel. Also includes laid-in the original 1989 review from New York Times Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # 003687

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Title: The Comforts of Madness (Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Publisher: Doubleday, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Inhabiting the twilight world of the catatonic, Peter--as revealed through interior monologues--prefers not to participate in life, although his intelligence and sensitivity are clearly demonstrated in his honest and unself-pitying attitude

About the Author:

Paul Sayer was born and brought up in South Milford, near Leeds. He was a staff nurse in a large psychiatric hospital, before becoming a full-time writer. THE COMFORTS OF MADNESS, his first novel, won the Constable Trophy for fiction, the Whitbread first novel prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year award in 1988. His work has been translated into seven languages.

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