Title: FAIR WARNING - Scarce Fine Copy of The First...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 225 pages. Published in 2002. The author's eleventh 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 Robert Olen Butler's "Fair Warning". Beautifully and flawlessly written, this is his finest achievement since "A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain". Butler shows once again how well he understands the female psyche and how unique he is among contemporary writers in being able to write about female protagonists convincingly, sympathetically, and wonderfully. "Limns a time of questioning in the seemingly successful life of Amy Dickerson, a 40-year-old art auctioneer who works for a major New York establishment just sold to a French concern. Amy will survive this pattern of questioning, of course; this is not a set of life-and-death emergencies, only profoundly emotional ones. Amy is beset by family distractions: An uneasy relationship with her unsteadily married sister and an unresolved relationship with her troubled, widowed mother, both of whom require Amy's time and professional expertise. The elements of a traditional life, marriage and children, fail to strike chords with her. Poses universal questions despite its setting in the rarefied art world. In the end, all readers can relate to Amy's search for answers about what is one's own personal truth" (Publishers Weekly). An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Olen Butler collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Robert Olen Butler. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of 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 pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1993 for "A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT OLEN BUTLER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0871138336. Bookseller Inventory # 10132
Synopsis: 'Perhaps my fate was sealed when I sold my three-year-old sister-' And so began Amy Dickerson's lifelong fascination with the art and exhilaration of the sale-Ambitious, winsome, and ceaselessly charismatic, Amy is the star employee of an auction house catering to the shopping pheromones of the rich and powerful. She turns the pitch into her creative art, using her abundant talents; wit, charm, knowledge, and above all an outstanding ability to read people and intuit their deepest desires. Her customers are intoxicated with love for the objects that define them and thrilled by the act of making them their own. And sometimes, such as when a mysterious man locks eyes with her as she give 'fair warning' before sounding the auction gavel, that object is Amy herself. From one of the most versatile and highly acclaimed writers of fiction, Fair Warning is a sweeping, fast-moving and alluringly intimate meditation on the possibility of love in a world where everyone must own or be owned.
From the Publisher: A brilliant new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Good Scent From a Strange Mountain.
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