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Not Me: A Novel (Signed first printing)

Lavigne, Michael

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ISBN 10: 1400063116 / ISBN 13: 9781400063116
Published by Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House Inc, 2005
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Signed by author Michael Lavigne, in black ink on title page, at author event. First edition, first printing. Fine/fine, brand new condition; no marks or flaws whatsoever. Golden black hardboards with black spine; silver lettering; corners sharp and square. Textblock clean, crisp, tight, square, unmarked, unread. Unclipped satin-gloss pictorial dj; flawless; original price on dj flap. Protected in clear archival Brodart wrapper. Packaged with care and shipped in a box to arrive in best condition. Complete satisfaction guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 030506-7

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Title: Not Me: A Novel (Signed first printing)

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House Inc

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Not Me is a remarkable debut novel that tells the dramatic and surprising stories of two men–father and son–through sixty years of uncertain memory, distorted history, and assumed identity.

When Heshel Rosenheim, apparently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, hands his son, Michael, a box of moldy old journals, an amazing adventure begins–one that takes the reader from the concentration camps of Poland to an improbable love story during the battle for Palestine, from a cancer ward in New Jersey to a hopeless marriage in San Francisco. The journals, which seem to tell the story of Heshel’s life, are so harrowing, so riveting, so passionate, and so perplexing that Michael becomes obsessed with discovering the truth about his father.

As Michael struggles to come to grips with his father’s elusive past, a world of complex and disturbing possibilities opens up to him–a world in which an accomplice to genocide may have turned into a virtuous Jew and a young man cannot recall murdering the person he loves most; a world in which truth is fiction and fiction is truth and one man’s terrible–or triumphant–transformation calls history itself into question. Michael must then solve the biggest riddle of all: Who am I?

Intense, vivid, funny, and entirely original, Not Me is an unsparing and unforgettable examination of faith, history, identity, and love.

About the Author:

Michael Lavigne was born in Newark, New Jersey. He began seriously writing fiction only at midlife and was a participant of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Not Me is his first novel, and he is currently working on his second, set in Moscow, where he once lived. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Gayle.

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