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Genesis

Crace, Jim

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ISBN 10: 0374227306 / ISBN 13: 9780374227302
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Highly important STATED First American Edition, 2003. Beautiful collectible copy of Genesis by acclaimed, award-winning author Jim Crace, author of The Devil's Larder, Being Dead, and Quarantine. This is a FINE/FINE copy. Beautiful for collectors or for gift-giving. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000811

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Title: Genesis

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American

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A major new novel about sex and the citizen by the award-winning author of Being Dead

The timid life of actor Felix Dern is uncorrupted by Hollywood, where his success has not yet been shackled with any intrusive fame. But in the theaters and the restaurants of his own city, "Lix" is celebrated and admired for his looks, for his voice, and for his unblemished private life. He has succeeded in courting popularity everywhere, this handsome hero of the left, this charming darling of the right, this ever-twisting weather vane.

A perfect life? No, he is blighted. He has been blighted since his teens, for every woman he sleeps with bears his child. So now it is Mouetta's turn. Their baby's due in May. Lix wants to say he feels besieged. Another child? To be so fertile is a curse...

In Genesis, Jim Crace, winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award and the Whitbread Novel of the Year, charts the sexual history of a loving, baffled man, the sexual emancipation of a city, and the sexual ambiguities of humankind.

About the Author:

Jim Crace is the author of seven previous novels, including Being Dead (FSG, 2000) which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, and, most recently, The Devil's Larder (FSG, 2001). He lives in Birmingham, England.

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