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Orphans

D'Ambrosio, Charles

Published by Clear Cut Press, 2004
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This copy of the author's scarce collection of essays has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state, tours the rooms of Hell House, a Pentecostal "haunted house" in Texas; visits the dormitories and hallways of a Russian orphanage in Svirstroy; and explores the textual space of family letters, at once expansive and claustrophobic. Clear Cut's books are printed in Japan and come in a standard small paperback format from that country, with artful covers and bookmarks embedded. This highly portable book format comes with tiny print that might be better suited to poetry than the big ideas and lengthy paragraphs of D'Ambrosio. A small print run of 3,500 copies from a press no longer in existence. It was done in a small size (4" x 6") to easily fit in a back pocket. Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy’s safe return. This is a beautiful copy of a scarce item in a condition rarely seen that has been SIGNED by the author. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state; tours the rooms of Hell House, a Pentecostal "haunted house" in Texas; visits the dormitories and hallways of a Russian orphanage in Svrstroy; and explored the textual space of family letters, at once expansive and claustrophobic. In these spaces, or the people who inhabit them, he unearths a kind of optimism, however guarded. He introduces us to a defender of gray whales; the creator of Biosquat, a utopian experiment in Austin, Texas; and a younger version of himself, searching for "culture" in Seattle in 1974. He analyzes the nuances of Mary Kay Letourneau's trial and contemplates the persistence of rain and of memory.

About the Author: Charles D'Ambrosio is the author of The Point and other stories and The Dead Fish Museum, a story collection forthcoming from Knopf.

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Title: Orphans
Publisher: Clear Cut Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Paper with Dustjacket
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition/First Printing.

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