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Greyhound for Breakfast (Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Kelman, James

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ISBN 10: 0374166870 / ISBN 13: 9780374166878
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st American Edition/1st Printing. $15.95 price present on DJ flap. SIGNED and inscribed by author on a bookplate decal on front end page. Also laid-in is 2014 The New Yorker article by James Woods on Kelman entitled 'Away Thinking About Things'. Also includes a laid-in handwritten SIGNED letter from author (ALS) saying he was happy seller liked the stories and mentions 'A Disaffection'. Nice copy with associated letter. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004700

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Title: Greyhound for Breakfast (Plus SIGNED LETTER)

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

A collection of short stories revealing the toughness and the ironies of life among the inner cities and tenement blocks of Glasgow, Manchester, and London

About the Author:

James Kelman was born in Glasgow in 1946. After leaving school at 15 he worked in the printing industry and as a bus driver. In 1971 he attended creative writing night classes and in 1973 an American company published his first collection of short stories, An Old Pub Near the Angel. Greyhound for Breakfast won the 1987 Cheltenham Prize; A Disaffection won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; How Late It Was, How Late won the 1994 Booker Prize amidst a storm of controversy. He has also written many plays for stage and radio. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and family.

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