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The End

Scibona, Salvatore

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ISBN 10: 1594484058 / ISBN 13: 9781594484056
Published by Riverhead Books, New York, 2009
Condition: Very Good + Soft cover
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First Riverhead trade edition October 2009, stated; first such printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "Salvatore Scibona." A National Book Award finalist. Book is tight and unmarked; spine cocked, with some edgewear; spine and wraps uncreased; "Autographed Copy" sticker on front wrap. Mylar protected. Bookseller Inventory # 003722

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Title: The End

Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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An incredible debut and National Book Award-nominated novel?it?s ?Memento meets Augie March. Didion meets Hitchcock? (Esquire).

It is August 15, 1953, the day of a boisterous and unwieldy street carnival in Elephant Park, an Italian immigrant enclave in northern Ohio. As the festivities reach a riotous pitch and billow into the streets, five members of the community labor under the weight of a terrible secret. As these floundering souls collide, one day of calamity and consequence sheds light on a half century of their struggles, their follies, and their pride. And slowly, it becomes clear that buried deep in the hearts of these five exquisitely drawn characters is the long-silenced truth about the crime that twisted each of their worlds.

Cast against the racial, spiritual, and moral tension that has given rise to modern America, this first novel exhumes the secrets lurking in the darkened crevices of the soul of our country. Inventive, explosive, and revelatory, The End introduces Salvatore Scibona as an important new voice in American fiction.

About the Author:

Salvatore Scibona's fiction has been published in The Threepenny Review and the Pushcart Prize anthology. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he is the writing coordinator at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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