Title: WOMEN WITH MEN: STORIES - Rare Pristine Copy...
Publisher: New Orleans, La: B. E. Trice Publishing, 1997
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 255 pages. Published in 1997. The author's second collection of short stories. Limited Slipcased Edition of 150 numbered and signed copies. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by B. E. Trice: Regular-sized volume format. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Richard Ford. Matching blue cloth slipcase. Printed on thick uncoated archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a Limited Edition format, Richard Ford's "Women With Men". Three long short stories by one of our finest novelists, who is also a master short-storyteller, a rare achievement in literature. "These stories elevate Richard Ford to the small group of great living American storytellers. With great strength and tragic grace, Richard Ford will shoot an arrow through your heart" (The Denver Post). The title is an unmistakable allusion to Ernest Hemingway's classic collection, "Men Without Women". An absolute "must-have" title for Richard Ford collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Richard Ford. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is one of only two copies of the Limited Slipcased Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: The other copy sells for $400. A rare signed copy thus. Richard Ford's "Independence Day" was selected by The New York Times panel of writers, critics, and editors as one of the most important works of American fiction of the last 25 years. One of the finest American writers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RICHARD FORD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0679454691. Bookseller Inventory # 14380
Synopsis: Richard Ford's Independence Day--his sequel to The Sportswriter, and an international bestseller--is the only novel ever to have received both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Now, two years later, he reaffirms his mastery of shorter fiction with his first collection since the widely acclaimed Rock Springs, published a decade ago.
The landscape of Women with Men ranges from the northern plains of Montana to the streets of Paris and the suburbs of Chicago, where Mr. Ford's various characters experience the consolations and complications that prevail in matters of passion, romance and love. A seventeen-year-old boy starting adulthood in the shadow of his parents' estrangement, a survivor of three marriages now struggling with cancer, an ostensibly devoted salesman in early middle age, an aspiring writer, a woman scandalously betrayed by her husband--they each of them contend with the vast distances that exist between those who are closest together. Whether alone, long married or newly met, they confront the obscure difference between privacy and intimacy, the fine distinction of pleasing another as opposed to oneself, and a need for reliance that is tempered by fearful vulnerability.
In three long stories, Richard Ford captures men and women at this complex and essential moment of truth--in the course of everyday life, or during a bleak Thanksgiving journey, seismic arguments, Christmas abroad, the sudden disappearance of a child, even a barroom shooting. And with peerless emotional nuance and authority he once again demonstrates, as Elizabeth Hardwick has written, "a talent as strong and varied as American fiction has to offer."
From the Publisher:
"A talent as strong and varied as American fiction has to offer."
-- Elizabeth Hardwick
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