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Only Revolutions

Danielewski, Mark Z.

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ISBN 10: 0375421769 / ISBN 13: 9780375421761
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Book Condition: Thoroughly Fine/Fine. The true first edition/first printing of this cult novel, SIGNED with trademark "Z" by AUTHOR Mark Z. Danielewski and DATED (9.22.06) on Hailey's yellow side dedication page. Small picture card with Danielewski photo and date of signing (Sept 22) at Booksmith in San Francisco laid in. Striking photographed cover, with double bookmark ribbons to assist in double plot line. Danielewski's second novel was a National Book Award finalist, also characterized by the author's wordplay and Postmodern, "visual" writing, sometimes referred to as Ergodic literature. The novel is printed on two sides, the yellow side tells the story from Hailey's point of view, and the green side from Sam's. The publisher suggests alternating between Sam and Hailey, reading eight pages at a time. Bookseller Inventory # 140650

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Title: Only Revolutions

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Sam:
They were with us before Romeo & Juliet. And long after too. Because they’re forever around. Or so both claim, carolling gleefully:
We’re allways sixteen.
Sam & Hailey, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Model T to Lincoln Continental, career from the Civil War to the Cold War, barrelling down through the Appalachians, up the Mississippi River, across the Badlands, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.
By turns beguiling and gripping, finally worldwrecking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever published before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.

Hailey:
They were with us before Tristan & Isolde. And long after too. Because they’re forever around. Or so both claim, gleefully carolling:
We’re allways sixteen.
Hailey & Sam, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Shelby Mustang to Sumover Linx, careen from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War, tearing down to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, across Montana, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.
By turns enticing and exhilarating, finally breathtaking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever conceived before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.

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Mark Danielewski's first novel House of Leaves is a cult-favorite--experimental horror fiction in a gorgeous (and newly remastered) full-color package. His new book Only Revolutions takes the experiment 10 steps further in a story about teenage lovers Hailey and Sam: the book is printed on two sides--one side tells the story from Hailey's point of view, flip it over and you get Sam's side (literally). We caught a glimpse inside the mind-bending new novel--take a look for yourself below.

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