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Stories in Another Language (Signed First Edition)

Murphy, Yannick.

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ISBN 10: 0394557077 / ISBN 13: 9780394557076
Published by Knopf, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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New York: (1987). First edition. First printing. Hardbound. Near Fine/Near fine. A tight unread copy (without marks), with some slight wear at head of spine. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket cover (not clipped, of course). Shipped in well-padded box. Purchased new and opened only for author to sign, no inscriptions, just the author's name directly on the title page. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated in Sept. 2014 (during her tour for her novel THIS IS THE WATER). You cannot find a better copy. Author's first book. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 3842

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Title: Stories in Another Language (Signed First ...

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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From Publishers Weekly:

Murphy's fictional debut evinces a deadpan voice that powerfully taps the interior world of emotions and thoughts. Though they are evocative and intriguing, however, these experiments with language do not add up to substantive short stories. Many of the 17 pieces are fragmentary; the last contribution, "The Killer," is a mere paragraph. The author is clearly fascinated with the dynamics of death: in "The Slit," "The Summer the Men Landed on the Moon" and "A Good Father," a child protagonist observes how adults deal with the death of another child; the first-person young narrator of "Where Dead Is Best," puts his head through the noose that hanged a neighbor. Another favorite theme is incest ("a father and a daughter courting until death made them part" in "Ball and Socket," and between siblings in "Headdress"). Murphy masterfully recreates childhood games and family idiosyncrasies, and her keen eye for small, mundane details captures the likes of bumper stickers and stretch marks ("all of the places on her skin that showed you she had children, like the rings on the insides of trees or the squares on turtles"). Unfortunately, many readers will conclude that Murphy's stories are written in another language, a private, inscrutable tongue.
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