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Ten Seconds

Edwards, Louis

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ISBN 10: 1555971504 / ISBN 13: 9781555971502
Published by Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, MN, 1991
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Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press. 1991. F First Edition. S Paperback. Very Good+. Slight rubbing to wrappers (chiefly at edges); slight bumping to upper right corners; else a near fine copy internally. [8], 166, [2] pages. " . a human portrait of a Black male as compelling and sensitive as it is rare in recent American fiction" (Charles Johnson, quoted on upper wrapper). Notable also for introductory quotations from James Joyce's "Ulysses" and Bob Marley's "Redemption Song". "First printing, 1991" and number line from 9 to 2 on title page verso. Signed by Edwards in black ink on title page; with holograph signature of Charles Johnson also present (beneath that of Edwards). Nice, tight copy with 2 exceptional signatures. Signed: I Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # L072414

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Title: Ten Seconds

Publisher: Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, MN

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: S Paperback

Illustrator: b/w Decorative title Page & Headpieces

Book Condition: Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: F First Edition.

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novel on athletics by young New Orleans writer

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"Louis Edwards' Ten Seconds is a very readable first novel, ingenious and gracefully written. It is also very disturbing. . . . Edwards is effective without overt, clichéd attacks on the system; absent are strident denunciations."--Maurice Bennett, Washington Post Book World

"Ten Seconds is classic in its intimate portrait of maleness, softspoken and secretive. . . . Ten Seconds is filled with beautiful insights about what goes on between men, the subtle communications, rather than backslapping or jostling. . . . This is Louis Edwards' first book and a fine debut, testament to believing and thinking about living. . . . A perfect 'Ten'."--Fatima Shaik, New Orleans Times-Picayune

Louis Edwards was born in 1962 and grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Since 1986 he has worked for the public relations offices of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the JVC JAZZ Festival-New York. He lives in New Orleans.

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