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FORTUNE SMILES: STORIES - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed, Placed, And Dated (Shortly After Publication) by Adam Johnson - ONLY SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED COPY ONLINE

Johnson, Adam

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ISBN 10: 0812997476 / ISBN 13: 9780812997477
Published by New York City, NY: Random House, 2015
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Modern Rare (CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.)

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1st Printing. Signed. 310 pages. Published in 2015. Retrospective collection of short stories. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Adam Johnson's "Fortune Smiles". "Gives voice to the perspectives we don't often hear while offering something rare in fiction: A new way of looking at the world. In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. In the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul while one cannot forget the woman he left behind" (Publisher's blurb). "Nirvana" won the prestigious Sunday Times Short Story Prize 2014. "Hurricanes Anonymous" was selected as one of The Best American Short Stories in 2014. An absolute "must-have" title for Adam Johnson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (shortly after publication) in black pen on the title page by the author: "Adam Johnson Sept 9, 2015, NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as many copies available online are. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Material of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for "The Orphan Master's Son". Winner of the National Book Award in 2015 for "Fortune Smiles". One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ADAM JOHNSON AND SUKI KIM'S "THE INTERPRETER" TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0812997476. Bookseller Inventory # 20148

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Title: FORTUNE SMILES: STORIES - Rare Pristine Copy...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Random House, 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The National Book Award–winning story collection from the author of The Orphan Master’s Son offers something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world.

“MASTERFUL.”—The Washington Post     “ENTRANCING.”—O: The Oprah Magazine     “PERCEPTIVE AND BRAVE.”—The New York Times

Throughout these six stories, Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal, giving voice to the perspectives we don’t often hear.

In “Nirvana,” a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finds solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In “Hurricanes Anonymous,” a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. “George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine” follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind.

WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE · A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK 

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Miami Herald · San Francisco Chronicle · USA Today 

AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post  · NPR · Marie Claire · St. Louis Post-Dispatch · BuzzFeed · The Daily Beast · Los Angeles Magazine · The Independent · BookPage · Kirkus Reviews

“Remarkable . . . Adam Johnson is one of America’s greatest living writers.”The Huffington Post

“Haunting, harrowing . . . Johnson’s writing is as rich in compassion as it is in invention, and that rare combination makes Fortune Smiles worth treasuring.”USA Today

Fortune Smiles [blends] exotic scenarios, morally compromised characters, high-wire action, rigorously limber prose, dense thickets of emotion, and, most critically, our current techno-moment.”The Boston Globe
 
“Johnson’s boundary-pushing stories make for exhilarating reading.”San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author:

Adam Johnson is the author of Fortune Smiles, winner of the National Book Award and the Story Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The Orphan Master’s Son, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the California Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Johnson’s other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Stegner Fellowship; he was also a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award. His previous books are Emporium, a short story collection, and the novel Parasites Like Us. Johnson teaches creative writing at Stanford University and lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.

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