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FISKADORO.

Johnson, Denis.

ISBN 10: 0394538390 / ISBN 13: 9780394538396
Published by KNOPF., NY, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. Unique copy of Denis Johnson's SECOND novel. Formerly owned by a noted rare bookseller who was friends with Denis Johnson & writer Chris Offut. Offut presented this individual with the book inscribed to him (Offut) by Denis Johnson reading: "For Chris Offutt, wild man of Kentucky, Denis Johnson 1998" on the half-title page. However, the bookseller knew Offut's handwriting and quickly divined the fakery at hand, and cajoled Offut into admitting the ruse. Offut, in turn. Said he'd get Johnson to actually inscribe the book to him, and make it right. Sometime later, the book came back with these words opposite the title page-"Okay- this is the real and authenic Denis Johnson (thumbprint in turquoise ink) now inscribing this unprecedentedly wonderful book to "." Accept no substitutes! "Denis Johnson" Idaho USA July 1, 1999." The final Johnson signature is, indeed, authenic. Fine in a fine DJ. (Small red remainder line at top edge) A rare, though albeit looney, example of two singular American writers combining to contrive a joke. Bookseller Inventory # 311987

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Title: FISKADORO.

Publisher: KNOPF., NY

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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After the world has been virtually destroyed and the United States consists of only its southernmost reaches, it is the period of the Quarantine, the beginning of a new era for the youth Fiskadoro, Anthony Cheung, and Cheung's one-hundred-year-old grandmother

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'A mythical story. . .a coming-of-nuclear-age tale, the making of a new man from the ashes of the old world. . .a key to the conundrum at the center of the world.' -Philadelphia Inquirer

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