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My Favorite War

Farley, Christopher John

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ISBN 10: 0374216967 / ISBN 13: 9780374216962
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition, stated. The author's debut novel. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page: "To Mary-- / thanks for coming to my reading! / C J Farley." Quarter-bound in black paper-covered boards with a black cloth, silver-lettered spine. The book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends unbumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $20.00); front panel has a sticker with a blurb from Terry McMillan. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002632

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Title: My Favorite War

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

About this title


While covering the Gulf War for his paper, Thurgood Brinkman, a successful young African-American journalist who spends his time battling racism, corporatism, and a decrepit media, discovers much about himself and his world. A first novel.


This fiction debut presents young Thurgood Brinkman, a reporter for a Washington-based national daily who undergoes a life-changing experience, of sorts, when he goes to Kuwait to cover Desert Storm. Much of the book is played for laughs as the witty narrator Brinkman portrays associates like Sojourner Truth Zapader, a with-it columnist for the rival Washington Post. It's not always clear what Farley is after here--satire, serious novel, or situation comedy--but he has an original voice that sounds slightly like Nabokov doing the Letterman show.

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