Title: THE SECRET CHORD: THE UNCORRECTED PROOF - ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Viking Press, 2015
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 302 pages. Published in 2015. The author's fifth novel. One of Geraldine Brooks' finest achievements. Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only for the exclusive use of the publisher and author. The ARC/Uncorrected Proof is now rare. Presents, in its Uncorrected Proof format, Geraldine Brooks' "The Secret Chord". "Brooks is a master at bringing the past alive. In her skillful hands, the issues of The Past echo our own deepest concerns: Love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality" (Alice Hoffmann). Her novel is a literary attempt to restore in full what we have heard - and has been written, in bits and pieces - about the lost Book of Nathan, and brilliantly casts King David in a whole new light for our time as only Geraldine Brooks can: Together with (rather than apart from) its sexually very explicit passages, "the picture that emerges is dramatic. Brooks also misses no opportunity to darken our view of the King of Israel, recasting his infatuation with Batsheva as a matter of rape rather than seduction. She renders David's character with complexity and shows how his flaws and hard-heartedness nonetheless make him a terrifyingly effective ruler" (The New Yorker Magazine Best Books of The Year). An absolute "must-have" title for Geraldine Brooks collectors. This copy of the Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof is very boldly and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (two days after the official release of the regular trade edition) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Geraldine Brooks 10.8.15 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated copy of the Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Proof available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006 for "March". One of the finest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GERALDINE BROOKS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 20069
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