Title: Picturing Will
Publisher: Random House, New York
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good +
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
First edition, stated; first printing, full number line (2-9 for Random House). Signed by the author in greenish ink on the front endpaper: "Ann Beattie." Bound in green paper-covered boards, with a pink foil "AB" on the front board, and a black cloth spine with lettering in pink foil and white. The book is tight and unmarked; corners and spine ends unbumped; slightly cocked; faint dust-spotting to top page edges. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $18.95); Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 002280
Synopsis: Picturing Will, the widely acclaimed new novel by Ann Beattie, unravels the complexities of a postmodern family. There's Will, a curious five-year-old who listens to the heartbeat of a plant through his toy stethoscope; Jody, his mother, a photographer poised on the threshold of celebrity; Mel, Jody's perfect -- perhaps too perfect -- lover; and Wayne, the rather who left Will without warning and now sees his infrequent visits as a crimp in his bedhopping. Beattie shows us how these lives intersect, attract, and repel one another with dazzling shifts and moments of heartbreaking directness.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author: Ann Beattie was born in Washington DC. She is the author of three other novels - Chilly Scenes of Winter, Faling in Lace and Love Always - as well as four collections of short stories. In 1980 she receieved the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institue of Arts and Letters. Ann Beattie lives with her husband in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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