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Ed King

Guterson, David

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ISBN 10: 0307271064 / ISBN 13: 9780307271068
Published by Alfred a Knopf, New York, 2011
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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2011,2011 As New Book, Near Fine unclipped jacket, Stated First Edition, Signed by the author on the title page, signature only, 302 clean tight unmarked deckled pages, a small red marker dot on bottom pages, book has purple boards with 1/4 black cloth covered spine, gilt embossed lettering on the spine, jacket is white with a color illustration on the front, raised purple and gold lettering on the front and spine jacket, a color photo of the author on the back jacket, no wear to book, only very mild shelf wear to jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 004361

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Title: Ed King

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A sweeping, propulsive, darkly humorous new novel by the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a story of destiny, desire, and destruction that reimagines Sophocles’s Oedipus Rex for our own era.
 
In Seattle in 1962, Walter Cousins, a mild-mannered actuary—“a guy who weighs risk for a living”—takes a risk of his own, and makes the biggest error of his life. He sleeps with Diane Burroughs, the sexy, not-quite-legal British au pair who’s taking care of his children for the summer. Diane gets pregnant and leaves their baby on a doorstep, but not before turning the tables on Walter and setting in motion a tragedy of epic proportions. Their orphaned child, adopted by an adoring family and named Edward Aaron King, grows up to become a billionaire Internet tycoon and an international celebrity—the “King of Search”—who unknowingly, but inexorably, hurtles through life toward a fate he may have no power to shape.
 
An instant classic—David Guterson’s most daring and dazzling novel yet—that brings a contemporary urgency to one of the greatest stories of all time.

About the Author:

David Guterson is the author of the novels East of the Mountains, The Other, Our Lady of the Forest, and Snow Falling on Cedars, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, as well as a story collection, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind, and Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense. He lives in Washington State.

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