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A HANDBOOK FOR DROWNING.

Shields, David.

ISBN 10: 0679401113 / ISBN 13: 9780679401117
Published by NY: KNOPF. 1992, 1992
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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REVIEW COPY. (Slip & publicity placard laid-in) SIGNED by David Shields on title page. Near fine in fine dj. (Edges mildly foxed) Stories.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 15561

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Title: A HANDBOOK FOR DROWNING.

Publisher: NY: KNOPF. 1992

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Interconnected stories deal with Walter, a young man trying to understand his parents, his ideals, and his emotions

About the Author:

David Shields is the author of nine other books, including Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA Season, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity, winner of the PEN/Revson Award; and Dead Languages: A Novel, winner of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. His essays and stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Yale Review, Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeney's, and Utne Reader; he's written reviews for the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Boston Globe, and Philadelphia Inquirer.

Shields has received a Guggenheim fellowship, two NEA fellowships, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle, where he is a professor in the English department at the University of Washington. Since 1996 he has also been a member of the faculty in Warren Wilson College's low-residency MFA Program for Writers, in Asheville, North Carolina. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

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