His second book, published to substantial critical praise. Fine in a fine dust jacket and signed by the author. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. Bookseller Inventory # 009499
Synopsis: Satire, mystery, and romance blend when two suburban New Jersey friends--Mac, an introverted follower, and the charismatic but manipulative Daniel--meet Rachel, a powerful and beautiful woman, whose presence leads to unexpected struggles in their friendship. 15,000 first printing.
About the Author: The inside skinny on The Gypsy Storyteller is this: the three main characters—Daniel, Matthew, and Rachel—who form the triangle that holds the narrative together, are all drawn from distinct facets of my own psyche and personality. When I sat down to begin my second novel I had in mind an adventure story, a Huck Finn kind of thing with overtones of A Separate Peace. I hashed out my two primary characters, Matthew and Daniel, alike in many ways, but also strikingly different. The plot went well. I had little trouble filling the pages. My own youth, after all, had been full of adventures, both real and imagined, so I had few problems conjuring up the grist of boyhood. But whereas This Way Madness Lies had a cast of a dozen or more characters, The Gypsy Storyteller had but a few. This meant I needed to understand those characters better and dig deeper to find out who they were and what motivated their actions. It became my first great exploration of self. I was in my early thirties at the time, a big, strong, athletic guy. I came from a family that had some dough. I had traveled a lot. I wasn’t afraid of much. Nothing, other than a broken heart or two and a couple broken bones, had ever hurt me. I pretty much had the world by the short hairs. But I had this novel to write. And my editor, Jamie Raab at Warner Books, really liked the beginning but she was pushing me to develop Matthew and Daniel beyond stereotypes of suburban American white boys. So I started to dig. And I soon had to admit I was a far more complex and angst-driven guy than I’d ever dreamed. I was Matthew Chandler, the conformist, uptight white kid from the affluent suburbs with all the advantages. But I was also Daniel Hawthorn, the kid full of wanderlust and rebellion who spoke his mind and would not be suppressed. All good. I embraced it. I was developing as a writer and as a man. Then Rachel arrived on the scene. And I had to dig still deeper for Rachel was an artist and a free spirit and I quickly realized I probably had a greater affinity for Ms. Fredericks than for either Matthew or Daniel. The years have proven this insight out. Without question my artistic side, my relentless desire to indulge my imagination and explore my creativity even in the midst of a life in crisis, has been the greatest driving force in my life. The Gypsy Storyteller is easily the most autobiographical of my novels. But more than that it’s a great adventure story. And maybe even a better love story.
Title: The Gypsy Storyteller
Publisher: Warner Books
Publication Date: 1993
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Warner Books, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. The Gypsy Storyteller by Thomas William Simpson. Signed by author on full title page. Signature only. First edition, first printing published in 1993 by Warner Books. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000464
Book Description U.S.A.: Warner Books, 1993. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Here is Thomas Willam Simpson's original book as handed to Warner Books.This is the actual first edition before the book was proofed. The closest copy of this book to the author.First Printing March 1993. This book is the second by Thomas Simpson and it has been read and is very good condition.The story of a love triangle.SIGNED by AUTHOR. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 6gw
Book Description Warner, NY, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition/First Printing. This copy has been SIGNED by Thomas William Simpson on the title page! The author's second book. Friendship. Love. Betrayal. Freedom. An often excruciating cycle we all must pass through at least once in our lives. "The Gypsy Storyteller" tells the tale of two young men whose lives, from the time of their births, seem to be fatefully linked. Publishers Weekly calls this "An engaging novel.Simpson has created a coming-into-wisdom novel about people who wander endlessly in search of some place or state of being to call home.". Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 2662
Book Description Warner Books, New York, 1993. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. ; Signed By Author on the Title Page; On Sale!; Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 40143
Book Description Warner Books, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition/1st Printing (complete number line). SIGNED and inscribed by author on title page. Author's second novel. $18.95 price on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in a handwritten SIGNED thank you letter (ALS), dated 1993, from author mentioning 'Gypsy'. Nice signed copy with associated letter. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 005027