DOGEATERS - Scarce Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Jessica Hagedorn
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1st Printing. Signed. 250 pages. Published in 1990. The author's breakthrough debut novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jessica Hagedorn's "Dogeaters". Her first, and still her finest, novel. Set in Manila during the harrowing Marcos dictatorship, it is the author's satirical yet poignant account of the country she came from, barely knew, and needed to re-discover (Hagedorn was in her very early teens when she moved permanently to the United States) in order to understand her roots and heritage. "The definitive novel of the encounter between the Philippines and America. It is a rich and satisfying work and certainly among the best novels I've read" (Robert Stone). In a celebrated New Yorker Magazine review, the novel was praised by John Updike as striking just the right balance between intimacy and distance, a beautifully written novel that presents her subject with strained and pained love for a country and her often unfathomable people, "the only love worth writing about" (John Updike). Harold Bloom, the greatest literary critic of our time, wrote that "Hagedorn expresses the conflicts experienced by Asian immigrants caught between cultures. She takes aim at racism in the United States and develops in her dramas the themes of displacement and the search for belonging" (Harold Bloom). A masterpiece. An absolute "must-have" title for Jessica Hagedorn collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Jessica Hagedorn. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate, as many copies available online are. Hagedorn's signature on this copy is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen: Clean, flowing, and elegant. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very 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 beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Finalist for the National Book Award in 1990 for "Dogeaters". Voted the "Best Book of The Year" by the Before Columbus Foundation. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JESSICA HAGEDORN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0394574982. Bookseller Inventory # 16658
About this title:
Welcome to Manila in the turbulent period of the Philippines? late dictator. It is a world in which American pop culture and local Filipino tradition mix flamboyantly, and gossip, storytelling, and extravagant behavior thrive.
A wildly disparate group of characters?from movie stars to waiters, from a young junkie to the richest man in the Philippines?becomes caught up in a spiral of events culminating in a beauty pageant, a film festival, and an assassination. In the center of this maelstrom is Rio, a feisty schoolgirl who will grow up to live in America and look back with longing on the land of her youth.
?Entertaining and compelling. . . . At the end, you emerge from its intense, dreamlike world feeling as if you?ve been to the Philippines.?? The Philadelphia Inquirer
?Hagedorn transcends social strata, gender, culture, and politics in this exuberant, witty, and telling portrait of Philippine society.?? The San Diego Union
Product Description: "As sharp and fast as a street boy's razor" (The New York Times Book Review), Dogeaters is an intense fictional portrayal of Manila in the heyday of Marcos, the Philippines' late dictator. In the center of this maelstrom is Rio, a feisty schoolgirl who will grow up to live in America and look back with longing on the land of her youth.
Title: DOGEATERS - Scarce Fine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Pantheon, 1990
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
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