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Wilson, Rudy

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ISBN 10: 0394558464 / ISBN 13: 9780394558462
Published by Knopf, New York, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st Edition/1st Printing. Review copy with publishers slip laid-in. SIGNED and inscribed by author on title page in 1987. Also includes a long laid-in handwritten SIGNED letter from author, dated Aug. 24, 1987, saying he'd be glad to sign book and mentions book just finished called 'Crushed'. ,Also includes a laid-in handwritten SIGNED note on brown bag paper from author: "Dan, if you're interested, I have a new story out in 'The Quarterly', a literary magazine-published quarterly. It just came out, Fall 1987, Rudy". $15.95 price present on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in the original 1987 review from New York Times Book Review. Light ghosting on front and rear end pages from laid-in note and review. Author's first book. Bookseller Inventory # 002101

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Title: The Red Truck (SIGNED Plus SIGNED LETTER and...

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is the first Ravenna Press edition of Wilson's novel, a cult favorite originally published in 1987 by Knopf, with a new Introduction by Marc Kipniss. Published alongside his short story collection, Sonja's Blue, these books are interesting evidence in the controversy over the influence of former Knopf editor Gordon Lish (who edited The Red Truck but not the short stories.) Lish edited Wilson as he edited Raymond Carver, with dazzling results that may be compared to the author's original and unedited writing in Sonja's Blue.

About the Author:

Rudy Wilson received an MFA degree at the University of Iowa and has taught in the Iowa Writer s Program. He is the recipient of an NEA grant and the Michener Award as well as the GE-CCLM award for short fiction in The Paris Review from the Coordinating Council for Literary Magazines. He is the author of a companion volume from Ravenna Press, the collection Sonja's Blue and the novel A Girl Named Jesus.

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