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Toxicology: A Novel (Signed First Edition)

Jessica Hagedorn

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ISBN 10: 0670022578 / ISBN 13: 9780670022571
Published by Viking, 2011
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New York: Viking [2011]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. NEW, in dust jacket. Very fine/very fine in all respects. A pristine unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Smoke-free. Defect-free. Shipped in well padded box. For DOGEATERS, the author earned a 1990 National Book Award nomination and an American Book Award. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 04-2011-601

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Title: Toxicology: A Novel (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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A bold new novel about the intersection of art, love, fame, and money from the acclaimed author of Dogeaters.

Jessica Hagedorn's edgy and entertaining new novel centers on the lives of two women who are neighbors in Manhattan's West Village. Mimi Smith is a filmmaker of low-budget slasher movies in search of new material. Her neighbor Eleanor Delacroix is a legendary writer of erotic fiction, now nearing eighty and addicted to cocaine and gin. Their personal and artistic lives begin to collide in unexpected ways as Eleanor grieves over the recent death of her live-in lover, the renowned painter Yvonne Wilder, and as Mimi deals with the challenges presented by her newly sober brother Carmelo; her drug-dealing boyfriend, who has mysteriously disappeared; and her wayward fourteen-year-old daughter, Violet. Looming over all these characters is the ghost of Agnes-an "illegal" and cousin of Mimi's who might have been murdered by her New Jersey employers. Toxicology is a dark yet playful exploration of money, desire, mortality, and the connection between creativity and self-destruction.

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Jessica Hagedorn is the author of the novels Dogeaters and The Gangster of Love, Dream Jungle, and a collection of poetry and short fiction, Danger and Beauty.

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