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Eddie Signwriter Signed By Author a Novel

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ISBN 10: 030737873X / ISBN 13: 9780307378736
Published by Pantheon, 2010
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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9 X 5.80 X 1.40 inches; 304 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 91529

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Title: Eddie Signwriter Signed By Author a Novel

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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A stunning debut novel?its power and prose evocative of such diverse writers as Faulkner, Ondaatje, Nabokov, and Coetzee?about a young African?s international odyssey of self-discovery.

Kwasi Edward Michael Dankwa?Eddie Signwriter to his clients?is a twenty-year-old painter of murals and billboards in the city of Accra, Ghana, who is buffeted by forces beyond his control and understanding as he is swept up by the passions and machinations of others. Struggling with a forbidden relationship, banished from school, held responsible for the death of a notable woman in the community, Eddie flees overland to Senegal and then, illegally, to France, determined to find a new life for himself among the immigrant communities of Paris.
 
Following him across magnificently rendered African lands into the precincts of Paris, Eddie Signwriter gives us a spellbinding tale of rootlessness and desire, of disgrace and redemption, of politics both personal and global, of art and love. Empathic, wise, deeply humane, and luminously written, it heralds Adam Schwartzman as a writer of great promise.

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Adam Schwartzman was born in Johannesburg in 1973. After completing degrees in English literature and development studies at Oxford University, he held positions in the South African National Treasury, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation. He is the author of three books of poetry? The Good Life, The Dirty Life, and Other Stories; Merrie Afrika!; and Book of Stones?as well as the anthology Ten South African Poets. Eddie Signwriter is his first novel. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey, with his wife and daughter.

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