Title: NECESSARY ERRORS: A NOVEL - Rare Pristine ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Penguin Books, 2013
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 472 pages. Published in 2013. The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. Presents, at long last, Caleb Crain's "Necessary Errors". His much-awaited first novel. An established critic and cultural journalist, Crain worked on and nurtured his novel for over a decade, a rare phenomenon and a very long time in contemporary publishing. "Shimmering and expansive, Crain's prose richly captures the turbulent feelings and discoveries of youth as it stretches toward adulthood: The chance encounters that grow into lasting, unforgettable experiences, and the surprises of our first ventures into a foreign world" (Publisher's blurb). The novel earned rare praise from our exacting New Yorker Magazine critic: "A very good novel, an enviably good one, and to read it is to relive all the anxieties and illusions and grand projects of one's own youth" (James Wood). Surely, the title itself, "Necessary Errors", beautifully sums up the error-filled passage called youth, and by extension, every life itself. An absolute "must-have" title for Caleb Crain collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated (shortly after publication), and placed in black pen on the title page by the author: "Caleb Crain 22 Sept 2013 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Crain also crossed out his printed name. Laid-in are pristine copies of the Souvenir Program and Bookmark of the Brooklyn Book Festival 2013, during which the author's signature was obtained. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and dated copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CALEB CRAIN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 014312241X. Bookseller Inventory # 18348
Synopsis: ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS
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?Necessary Errors is a very good novel, an enviably good one, and to read it is to relive all the anxieties and illusions and grand projects of one?s own youth.??James Wood, The New Yorker
An exquisite debut novel that brilliantly captures the lives and romances of young expatriates in newly democratic Prague
It?s October 1990. Jacob Putnam is young and full of ideas. He?s arrived a year too late to witness Czechoslovakia?s revolution, but he still hopes to find its spirit, somehow. He discovers a country at a crossroads between communism and capitalism, and a picturesque city overflowing with a vibrant, searching sense of possibility. As the men and women Jacob meets begin to fall in love with one another, no one turns out to be quite the same as the idea Jacob has of them?including Jacob himself.
Necessary Errors is the long-awaited first novel from literary critic and journalist Caleb Crain. Shimmering and expansive, Crain?s prose richly captures the turbulent feelings and discoveries of youth as it stretches toward adulthood?the chance encounters that grow into lasting, unforgettable experiences and the surprises of our first ventures into a foreign world?and the treasure of living in Prague during an era of historic change.
About the Author: Caleb Crain is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, the Nation, the New York Times Magazine, the London Review of Books, n+1, the Paris Review Daily, and the New York Times Book Review. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia, he is the author of the critical work American Sympathy. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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