I AM RADAR - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Reif Larsen

Larsen, Reif

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1st Printing. Signed. 660 pages. Published in 2015. The author's second novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Removable "Autographed Copy" white sticker pasted in front. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Reif Larsen's "I Am Radar". "A kaleidoscopic novel both heartbreaking and dazzling that begins with Radar's perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers across the globe and throughout history as well as to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design. Spanning this extraordinary range with grace and empathy, humor and courage, 'I Am Radar' is the vessel where a century of conflict and art unite in a mesmerizing narrative whole. Its divergent strands slowly begin to converge, revealing that beneath our apparent differences, unseen harmonies secretly unite our lives. Drawing on the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history, and mind-bending art, 'I Am Radar' is a triumph of storytelling at its most primal, elegant, and epic: A breathtaking journey through humanity's darkest hours only to arrive at a place of shocking wonder and redemption" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Reif Larsen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Reif Larsen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most copies available online are. Larsen did not tour to promote the book because he had already taken a position as writer-in-residence in Scotland. So copies signed on the title page will remain scarce. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER REIF LARSEN TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1594206163. Bookseller Inventory #

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"Big, beautiful, ambitious... It takes narrative magic to pull off such a loopy combination, and luckily, Reif Larsen has it to spare. His prose is addictive and enchanting." --The Los Angeles Times

The moment just before Radar Radmanovic is born, all of the hospital?s electricity mysteriously fails. The delivery takes place in total darkness. Lights back on, the staff sees a healthy baby boy?with pitch-black skin?born to the stunned white parents. No one understands the uncanny electrical event or the unexpected skin color. ?A childbirth is an explosion,? the ancient physician says by way of explanation. ?Some shrapnel is inevitable, isn?t it??

A kaleidoscopic novel both heartbreaking and dazzling, Reif Larsen?s I Am Radar begins with Radar?s perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers across the globe and throughout history, as well as to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design. Spanning this extraordinary range with grace and empathy, humor and courage, I Am Radar is the vessel where a century of conflict and art unite in a mesmerizing narrative whole. 

Deep in arctic Norway, a cadre of Norwegian schoolteachers is imprisoned during the Second World War. Founding a radical secret society that will hover on the margins of recorded history for decades to come, these schoolteachers steal radioactive material from a hidden Nazi nuclear reactor and use it to stage a surreal art performance on a frozen coastline. This strange society appears again in the aftermath of Cambodia?s murderous Khmer Rouge regime, when another secret performance takes place but goes horrifically wrong. Echoes of this disaster can be heard during the Yugoslavian wars, when an avant-garde puppeteer finds himself trapped inside Belgrade while his brother serves in the genocidal militia that attacks Srebrenica. Decades later, in the war-torn Congo, a disfigured literature professor assembles the largest library in the world even as the country around him collapses. All of these stories are linked by Radar?now a gifted radio operator living in the New Jersey Meadowlands?who struggles with love, a set of hapless parents,and a terrible medical affliction that he has only just begun to comprehend

As I Am Radar accelerates toward its unforgettable conclusion, these divergent strands slowly begin to converge, revealing that beneath our apparent differences, unseen harmonies secretly unite our lives. Drawing on the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history, and mind-bending art, Larsen?s I Am Radar is a triumph of storytelling at its most primal, elegant, and epic: a breathtaking journey through humanity?s darkest hours only to arrive at a place of shocking wonder and redemption.

Cleveland Plain-Dealer
"Larsen?s is an extraordinarily lush and verdant imagination, blooming wildly on the borders of the absurd and the riotous, the surreal and the ordinary?Quite unlike any [novel] I?ve read in a long time. One doesn?t consume it; one enters it, as part of a literary enactment? Brilliant?The effort is well-rewarded: It is both maddening and marvelous?I can?t wait to see what he pulls off next."

The New York Times Book Review
"I Am Radar is as easy to enjoy for its swaggering tragicomic spirit as it is to admire for its celestrial ambition." 

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"[G]randly ambitious... another masterpiece... this genre includes some of the greatest novels of our time, from Pynchon?s V. to David Foster Wallace?s Infinite Jest. That?s the troupe Larsen has decided to join, and I Am Radar is a dazzling performance."

The moment just before Radar Radmanovic is born, all of the hospital?s electricity mysteriously fails. The delivery takes place in total darkness. Lights back on, the staff sees a healthy baby boy?with pitch-black skin?born to the stunned white parents. No one understands the uncanny electrical event or the unexpected skin color. ?A childbirth is an explosion,? the ancient physician says by way of explanation. ?Some shrapnel is inevitable, isn?t it??

A kaleidoscopic novel both heartbreaking and dazzling, Reif Larsen?s I Am Radar begins with Radar?s perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers across the globe and throughout history, as well as to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design. Spanning this extraordinary range with grace and empathy, humor and courage, I Am Radar is the vessel where a century of conflict and art unite in a mesmerizing narrative whole. 

Deep in arctic Norway, a cadre of Norwegian schoolteachers is imprisoned during the Second World War. Founding a radical secret society that will hover on the margins of recorded history for decades to come, these schoolteachers steal radioactive material from a hidden Nazi nuclear reactor and use it to stage a surreal art performance on a frozen coastline. This strange society appears again in the aftermath of Cambodia?s murderous Khmer Rouge regime, when another secret performance takes place but goes horrifically wrong. Echoes of this disaster can be heard during the Yugoslavian wars, when an avant-garde puppeteer finds himself trapped inside Belgrade while his brother serves in the genocidal militia that attacks Srebrenica. Decades later, in the war-torn Congo, a disfigured literature professor assembles the largest library in the world even as the country around him collapses. All of these stories are linked by Radar?now a gifted radio operator living in the New Jersey Meadowlands?who struggles with love, a set of hapless parents,and a terrible medical affliction that he has only just begun to comprehend.

As I Am Radar accelerates toward its unforgettable conclusion, these divergent strands slowly begin to converge, revealing that beneath our apparent differences, unseen harmonies secretly unite our lives. Drawing on the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history, and mind-bending art, Larsen?s I Am Radar is a triumph of storytelling at its most primal, elegant, and epic: a breathtaking journey through humanity?s darkest hours only to arrive at a place of shocking wonder and redemption.

Cleveland Plain-Dealer
"Larsen?s is an extraordinarily lush and verdant imagination, blooming wildly on the borders of the absurd and the riotous, the surreal and the ordinary?Quite unlike any [novel] I?ve read in a long time. One doesn?t consume it; one enters it, as part of a literary enactment? Brilliant?The effort is well-rewarded: It is both maddening and marvelous?I can?t wait to see what he pulls off next."

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