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Luminous Airplanes (Signed First Edition)

Paul La Farge

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ISBN 10: 0374194319 / ISBN 13: 9780374194314
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New York: FSG [2011]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. A pristine unread copy, comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Defect-free, smoke-free. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated by him in month of publication, Cotber 2011. Purchased new and opened only for author signature. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 10-2011-39

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Title: Luminous Airplanes (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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Synopsis:

A decade after the publication of Haussmann, or the Distinction, his acclaimed novel about nineteenth-century Paris, Paul La Farge turns his imagination to America at the dawn of the twenty-first century.

In September 2000, a young programmer comes home from a fes­tival in the Nevada desert and learns that his grandfather has died, and that he has to return to Thebes, a town which is so isolated that its inhabitants have their own language, in order to clean out the house where his family lived for five generations. While he’s there, he runs into Yesim, a Turkish American woman whom he loved as a child, and begins a romance in which past and present are dangerously confused. At the same time, he remembers San Francisco in the wild years of the Internet boom, and mourns the loss of Swan, a madman who may have been the only person to understand what was happening to the city, and to the world.

Luminous Airplanes has a singular form: the novel, complete in itself, is accompanied by an online “immersive text,” which continues the story and complements it. Nearly ten years in the making, La Farge’s ambitious new work considers large worlds and small ones, love, mem­ory, family, flying machines, dance music, and the end of the world.

About the Author:

Paul La Farge is the author of two novels: The Artist of the Missing (FSG, 1999) and Haussmann, or the Dis­tinction (FSG, 2001); and a book of imaginary dreams, The Facts of Win­ter. His short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Harper’s Magazine, Fence, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. His nonfiction appears in The Believer, Bookforum, Playboy, and Cabinet. He lives in upstate New York.

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