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Stone Arabia (Signed First Edition)

Spiotta, Dana

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ISBN 10: 1451617968 / ISBN 13: 9781451617962
Published by Scribner (New York), 2011
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First edition, first printing. Hardbound. NEW/NEW. A pristine unread copy, without defect. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Comes with protective mylar dust jacket cover. Smoke-free shop. Shipped in well padded box. Purchased new and opened only for author to sign. Her excellent third novel. 2011 National Book Critics Circle Finalist, Fiction. Author has signed her name only, without any inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 09-2011-29

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Title: Stone Arabia (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Scribner (New York)

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Stone Arabia, Dana Spiotta’s moving and intrepid third novel, is about family, obsession, memory, and the urge to create—in isolation, at the margins of our winner-take-all culture.

In the sibling relationship, “there are no first impressions, no seductions, no getting to know each other,” says Denise Kranis. For her and her brother, Nik, now in their forties, no relationship is more significant. They grew up in Los Angeles in the late seventies and early eighties. Nik was always the artist, always wrote music, always had a band. Now he makes his art in private, obsessively documenting the work, but never testing it in the world. Denise remains Nik’s most passionate and acute audience, sometimes his only audience. She is also her family’s first defense against the world’s fragility. Friends die, their mother’s memory and mind unravel, and the news of global catastrophe and individual tragedy haunts Denise. When her daughter, Ada, decides to make a film about Nik, everyone’s vulnerabilities seem to escalate.

Dana Spiotta has established herself as a “singularly powerful and provocative writer” (The Boston Globe) whose work is fiercely original. Stone Arabia—riveting, unnerving, and strangely beautiful—reexamines what it means to be an artist and redefines the ties that bind.

About the Author:

Dana Spiotta is the author of Innocents and Others; Stone Arabia, A National Books Critics Circle Award finalist; and Eat the Document, a finalist for the National Book Award. Spiotta is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize for Literature. She lives in Syracuse, New York.

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