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THE WHITENESS OF BONES - Scarce Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Susanna Moore

Moore, Susanna

Published by New York City, NY: Doubleday, 1989
ISBN 10: 0385266464 / ISBN 13: 9780385266468
/ Condition: Fine / Hardcover
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Title: THE WHITENESS OF BONES - Scarce Fine Copy of...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Doubleday, 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

Description:

1st Printing. Signed. 277 pages. Published in 1989. The author's second novel. One of Susanna Moore's finest achievements. 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 Susanna Moore's "The Whiteness of Bones". An utterly wonderful novel. "Magic that lures the reader with the seductions of passion and wit and then rewards him with the surprises that can only come when the home truths of human existence are disclosed through the eyes of a writer with a large and understanding heart" (The Washington Post). An absolute "must-have" title for Susanna Moore collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Susanna Moore. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It is one of Moore's most beautiful specimen-signatures we have ever seen: Clean, flowing, elegant. 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. Winner of the Pen/Ernest Hemingway Citation and The Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSANNA MOORE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0385266464. Bookseller Inventory # 5343

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Synopsis: The story of Mamie Clarke's childhood which was spent on an idyllic Hawaiian island and her fight to come to terms with adulthood in New York. Susanna Moore's first novel, "My Old Sweetheart", received two literary awards and was nominated for the American Book Award in 1982.

From the Back Cover: ?An utterly wonderful novel. . .I envy everyone who enter, for the first time, its world.? --Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

"A remarkably sly balancing act: a deeply sensual, richly imagined coming-of-age story that manages to use a wickedly satiric portrait of the uppercrust in the Manhattan of the early 1980s." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"An alluring novel, sure in its embrace of the reader. . .who is swep away by Moore's eye for detail."--Newsday

"Ms. Moore possesses a finely tuned radar system for phoniness and pretension, and many of her cameo portraits glitter with a Waugh-like black humor. Indeed, she demonstrates in this novel that she not only has a gift for delineating the tragedies of domestic life...but that she also has a capacity for comic invention, for showing what happens when our vanities run amok."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"An engrossing, sensual novel whose characters seem to live from the moment of their introduction and whose plot is both believable and satisfying. In short, The Whiteness of Bones is the kind of book you'll read, re-read, and remember."--West Coast Review of Books

?So evocative you can almost feel the mud between your toes. . . . Moore makes her story as real and mysterious as any island legend, as powerful as the scent of the white ginger flowers.? ?Kirkus Reviews (starred)

?Moore?s controlled prose maintains her ambitiously serious intent. As much as women love Colette?s and Virginia Woolf?s portraits of adored mothers and their daughters, many will identify more with this wounded pair.? ?Ms.

?Spare but lyrical. . . . An engrossing novel, profoundly disturbing in its message of feminine guilt.? ?Publishers Weekly

?A remarkably sly balancing act: a deeply sensual, richly imagined coming-of-age story that manages to use a wickedly satiric portrait of the uppercrust in the Manhattan of the early 1980s.? ?The Philadelphia Inquirer

?An engrossing, sensual novel whose characters seem to live from the moment of their introduction and whose plot is both believable and satisfying. In short, The Whiteness of Bones is the kind of book you?ll read, re-read, and remember.? ?West Coast Review of Books

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