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Flying Leap: Stories


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ISBN 10: 0312180977 / ISBN 13: 9780312180973
Published by Picador USA, New York, 1998
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8vo. White and black paper over boards, dust jacket. viii, 244pp. Fine/near fine. A tight and nice first edition of this author's first book, handsomely signed and inscribed by her in blue fineline on the title page: "To Pam -- / Hope you enjoy these! / Keep in touch -- / See you in Chicago, / first week of NOV. / Best Wishes! / Judy Budnitz / 1999." To the printed figure of a floating female on this page, Budnitz draws a string in her hand leading up to a kite with a long tail. Bookseller Inventory # 31081

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Title: Flying Leap: Stories

Publisher: Picador USA, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


A collection of reality-defying stories includes a man persuaded to donate his own heart to save his dying mother, a torrid love affair taking place exclusively on a park bench, and a succinct history of women in the form of a fashion catalog

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Praise for Flying Leap:

"I don't know what planet Budnitz comes from, but I'm happy to have her. Flying Leap is a tremendous debut--funny, dark, weird, adventurous, slanted and enchanted." --Newsweek

"Budnitz reveals a bionic ear for clever dialogue and a picturesque writing style with a fearless tone that rarely wavers, no matter how quirky the conceit." --J.D. Biersdorfer, The New York Times Book Review

"Amazingly original...These unsettling short stories leave you wanting more." --Seventeen

"Entertaining, engaging." --Time Out New York

"Budnitz's humorous and original story ideas and the bold strokes with which she delineates them are the indispensable allies of her lyric intelligence.... An intriguing and mature debut." --Rachel Cusk, The Village Voice

"Stunningly visual...[Budnitz] is terrifically talented. It will be interesting to see how far her own flying leaps take her." --Boston Globe

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