Stock Image

Edgewater Angels: A Novel

Meallet, Sandro

ISBN 10: 038550151X / ISBN 13: 9780385501514
Published by Doubleday, 2001
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
From SYLVESTER & ORPHANOS (HOLLYWOOD, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since December 11, 1999

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 50.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 6.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

038550151X Hispanic-American author's first book. Dj blurb by Stephen Dixon. Bookseller Inventory # 004169

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Edgewater Angels: A Novel

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

Authentic voices from the poor are very rare. Sandro Meallet conveys both the random, often terrifying nature of everyday violence, and the appealing sense of community, that make up the world of Edgewater Angels.

There are neighborhoods where the folly of youth is just a myth?where adolescence is solely about survival. And there are neighborhoods where the sound of firecrackers might be mistaken for gunfire, but never the other way around. Neighborhoods where wearing the countenance of an absentminded daydream might be mistaken for a silent challenge for turf, and asking someone if they have a problem may cost you your life. But even in the harshest places, neighborhoods do cultivate a feeling of community. And while the people who live in those places are invisible and often ignored by the rest of the world, every once in a while these communities, such as they are, manage to produce a kid who survives.

A young boy whose life is like a single rose growing in a forgotten lot is the narrator of Edgewater Angels. While his world is ugly from the outside, through him we are able to see the beauty, the humor, and the pain of life in a tiny part of San Pedro, California. With a style all his own, Sandro Meallet gives us a unique story that is serious yet playful, daring in aim, and absolutely captivating.

From the Back Cover:

Edgewater Angels is in a class by itself. . . . Meallet is a wonderful, wonderful writer.” –The Washington Post Book World

“Every now and then a good book comes from a place you might not expect. . . . This time that community is San Pedro, and the good book is Edgewater Angels.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“A beguiling coming of age story . . . [that] in its comic point of view, plot twists, and moral vision . . . reads like an unabashed descendant of Huck Finn with a bit of David Lynch’s passion . . . thrown in.” –The Village Voice

“An exuberantly absurdist look at growing up poor and shrouded by violence. . . . Meallet takes the most ominous event as an opportunity for black comedy, and finds true manhood in the least macho of behaviors.” –The New York Times Book Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We specialize in Modern First Editions, Plays, Books on the Theatre and Cinema, Ethinc American Literature and Social Studies, Gay & Lesbian Literature and Social Studies, etc. We also published Limited-Signed Books, printed by letterpress and bound by hand, of notable American & international authors that include Paul Bowles, John Cheever, Nadine Gordimer, Graham Greene, Christopher Isherwood, James Merrill, V.S. Naipaul, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, William Styron, John Updike, Gore Vidal, and Tennessee Williams.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

ALL BOOKS ARE FIRST EDITIONS AND IN FINE CONDITION UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL DUST JACKETS, AND THEIR CONDITIONS, ARE INDICATED WHEN PRESENT. ANY BOOK RETURNED MUST BE WITHIN 10 DAYS OF RECEIPT. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS WILL BE CHARGED APPLICABLE SALES TAX. DOMESTIC MEDIA MAIL POSTAGE & HANDLING FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS: $6 FOR THE FIRST BOOK ORDERED AND $2 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL BOOK. INSURANCE IS EXTRA. ORDERS SENT UNINSURED ARE SENT AT THE RECIPIENT'S RISK. ALL DOMESTIC SHIPPED BOOKS WILL BE SENT WI...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express