Title: SIGNAL & NOISE - Scarce Pristine Copy of The...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Picador, 2003
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 593 pages. Published in 2003. The author's second novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents John Griesemer's "Signal & Noise". His follow-up to his brilliant debut, "No One Thinks of Greenland" (2001). "A thoroughly riveting read. Big, bold, rambunctious, and very rewarding" (Richard Russo). Griesemer completely acquits himself with that most challenging literary endeavor, the second novel, and deserves the mainstream audience he now enjoys. An absolute "must-have" title for John Griesemer collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by John Griesemer. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. 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 American novelists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOHN GRIESEMER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0312300824. Bookseller Inventory # 10776
Synopsis: On a dark, wet London morning in 1857, Chester Ludlow, an American engineer, arrives on the muddy banks of the Isle of Dogs to witness the launch of the largest steamship ever built, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's The Great Eastern. Ludlow, propelled by fierce ambition, is a key member of a small consortium whose ambition is to lay the first transatlantic telegraph cable. He has abandoned his fragile wife, Franny, on their estate in Maine. The couple are still in deep mourning for their daughter who died in a tragic accident, aged only four. The charismatic Ludlow meets a woman who will exert the most powerful influence on his life and work - the beautiful and enigmatic Katerina Lindt. As both Ludlow and Franny's lives start to unravel, they find themselves caught up in a relentless tide of change crashing across both continents and blurring the boundaries between the physical and the spiritual worlds.
Review: "A riveting read - big, bold, rambunctious and very rewarding" -- Richard Russo, author of EMPIRE FALLS "Griesemer's energetic plotting and prose mirror the vigour of the age he describes" New York Times "Ambition, failure, triumph, love, betrayal, farce, and spirt-conjuring - these are some of the subjects powerfully animated in this grand novel. John Griesemer is a masterful writer" -- Joanna Scott, author of ARROGANCE "Griesemer's novel has the courage of ambition and deserves serious praise for that alone" Time Out "Capacious, gutsy and gratifying" -- Joseph O'Connor, author of STAR OF THE SEA
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