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The Instructions (Signed First Edition)

Adam Levin

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ISBN 10: 1934781827 / ISBN 13: 9781934781821
Published by McSweeneys, 2010
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San Francisco: McSweeneys - Powells [2010]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New, very fine. A pristine unread copy still in shrnkwrap. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title, as simply LEVIN, as is his custom, with a pen-stroke across his printed name. Issued without dust jacket. The first printing was issued in three different colors: red, gray and blue. There was also a signed limited edition issued for Powell's "INDISPENSIBLE SERIES", in gray with red inlays. This is the limited INDISPENSIBLE edition. Purchased new and opened only for author signature, still in shrinkwrap. This limited edition was issued in a print-run of 500 - 1,000 copies or less, though this is only a guess. (The gray trade edition has blue inlays.). Bookseller Inventory # 1210-47

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Title: The Instructions (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: McSweeneys

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Beginning with a chance encounter with the beautiful Eliza June Watermark and ending, four days and 900 pages later, with the Events of November 17, this is the story of Gurion Maccabee, age ten: a lover, a fighter, a scholar, and a truly spectacular talker. Expelled from three Jewish day-schools for acts of violence and messianic tendencies, Gurion ends up in the Cage, a special lockdown program for the most hopeless cases of Aptakisic Junior High. Separated from his scholarly followers, Gurion becomes a leader of a very different sort, with righteous aims building to a revolution of troubling intensity.

The Instructions is an absolutely singular work of fiction by an important new talent. Combining the crackling voice of Philip Roth with the encyclopedic mind of David Foster Wallace, Adam Levin has shaped a world driven equally by moral fervor and slapstick comedy—a novel that is muscular and exuberant, troubling and empathetic, monumental, breakneck, romantic, and unforgettable.

About the Author:

Adam Levin's stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney's, and Esquire. Winner of the 2003 Tin House/Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Contest and the 2004 Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Prize, Levin holds an MA in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. His collection of short stories, Hot Pink, will be published by McSweeney's in 2011. He lives in Chicago, where he teaches writing at Columbia College and The School of the Art Institute. He also has a parrot.

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