ENON - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed And Dated (On The Day of The Book Launch) by Paul Harding - ONLY SIGNED AND DATED COPY ONLINE
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1st Printing. Signed. 245 pages. Published in 2013. The author's second novel. 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. "Autographed Copy" green round sticker (which beautifully matches the DJ's color scheme) pasted in front. Presents Paul Harding's "Enon". His keenly anticipated follow-up to "Tinkers" (2009). Its protagonist, Charlie Crosby, a boy in "Tinkers", is now a man. As such, he must come to terms with an overwhelming tragedy. "Harding's subject is consciousness rooted in a contemporary moment but bound to a Puritan past. His prose is steeped in a visionary, Transcendentalist tradition that echoes Blake, Rilke, Emerson, and Thoreau, and makes for a darkly intoxicating read" (The New Yorker Magazine). "An extraordinary writer, for the intoxicating power of his prose, the range of his imagination, and above all for the redemptive humanity of his vision. With painstaking brilliance, 'Enon' charts one man's attempt to salvage meaning from meaningless tragedy, to endure the ubiquitous presence of a loved one's absence" (The Financial Times). With every writer regardless of innate talent and actual achievement, the second novel is always the hardest one to write. Paul Harding acquits himself triumphantly. An absolute "must-have" title for Paul Harding collectors. This Autographed Copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (on the day of the book launch) in blue pen on the title page by the author: "9-20-13 Paul Harding". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. A reluctant public speaker/signer at best, Harding signed most copies of the book through his publisher's tipped-in page. But he did launch the book in New York City during which event his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and dated copy 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. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for "Tinkers". One of the most brilliant American novelists of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 1400069432. Bookseller Inventory # 18301
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The Wall Street Journal ? American Library Association ? Kirkus Reviews
A stunning allegorical novel about one man?s enduring love for his daughter
Hailed as ?a masterpiece? (NPR), Tinkers, Paul Harding?s Pulitzer Prize?winning debut, is a modern classic. The Dallas Morning News observed that ?like Faulkner, Harding never shies away from describing what seems impossible to put into words.? Here, in Enon, Harding follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries to come to terms with a shattering personal tragedy. Grandson of George Crosby (the protagonist of Tinkers), Charlie inhabits the same dynamic landscape of New England, its seasons mirroring his turbulent emotional odyssey. Along the way, Charlie?s encounters are brought to life by his wit, his insights into history, and his yearning to understand the big questions. A stunning mosaic of human experience, Enon affirms Paul Harding as one of the most gifted and profound writers of his generation.
Praise for Enon
?Harding conveys the common but powerful bond of parental love with devastating accuracy. . . . [He] is a major voice in American fiction.? ?Chicago Tribune
?Paul Harding?s novel Tinkers won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, Enon, only raises the bar.? ?O: The Oprah Magazine
?Extraordinary . . . a darkly intoxicating read . . . [Harding?s] prose is steeped in a visionary, transcendentalist tradition that echoes Blake, Rilke, Emerson, and Thoreau.? ?The New Yorker
?So wild and riveting it?s practically an aria . . . Harding is a superb stylist.? ?Entertainment Weekly
?[Charlie?s grief], shaped by a gifted writer?s caressing attention, can bring about moments of what Charlie calls ?brokenhearted joy.?? ?The Wall Street Journal
?Astonishing . . . a work of fiction that feels authentic as memoir.? ?Financial Times
?Read Enon to live longer in the harsh, gorgeous atmosphere that Paul Harding has created.? ?San Francisco Chronicle
" I don?t think I?ve read anything quite so strangely moving for a very long time. Such a relief to know there are still writers around who can write about real people, and who notice the world around them, and can turn that into exquisite art. Unbearably tense, but so rewarding as well ? every snatch of dialogue seemed pitch-perfect." ( Gerard Woodward)
"Harding?s skillful whipsawing of the reader from the surreal to the quotidian is the best writing he?s done ... Beautifully turned: Harding has defogged his style a bit and gained a stronger emotional impact from it." ( Kirkus Review)
"Gorgeous and haunting ? Harding?s second novel again proves he?s a contemporary master and one of our most important voices." ( Publisher's Weekly)
"[A] compulsive read ? it?s so delicately written that you can?t help but marvel at Harding?s enormous skill" ( Psychologies Magazine)
"This is a novel that just requires concentration, is all, and it repays that concentration with writing that is both beautiful and thoughtful." ( Bookmunch)
Title: ENON - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Random House, 2013
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
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