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The Way Through Doors (Signed)

Ball, Jesse

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ISBN 10: 0307387461 / ISBN 13: 9780307387462
Published by Vintage, 2009
New Condition: New Soft cover
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New York: (2009). First edition, SECOND printing. Softbound, trade paperback original. There was no hardcover edition. New. A pristine unread copy. SIGNED BY JESSE BALL on title page in 2016. No inscriptions, just name and year. Bookseller Inventory # signed-fiction-147

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Title: The Way Through Doors (Signed)

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition.

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With his debut novel, Samedi the Deafness, Jesse Ball emerged as one of our most extraordinary new writers. Now, Ball returns with this haunting tale of love and storytelling, hope and identity.

When Selah Morse sees a young woman get hit by a speeding taxicab, he rushes her to the hospital. The girl has lost her memory; she is delirious and has no identification, so Selah poses as her boyfriend. She is released into his care, but the doctor charges him to keep her awake, and to help her remember her past. Through the long night, he tells her stories, inventing and inventing, trying to get closer to what might be true, and hoping she will recognize herself in one of his tales. Offering up moments of pure insight and unexpected, exuberant humor, The Way Through Doors demonstrates Jesse Ball's great artistry and gift for and narrative.

About the Author:

Jesse Ball (1978-) is an American poet and novelist. He is the author of Samedi the Deafness, released last year by Random House and shortlisted for the 2007 Believer Book Award. His first volume, March Book, appeared in 2004, followed by Vera & Linus (2006), and Parables and Lies (2008). His drawings were published in 2006 in Iceland in the volume Og svo kom nottin. He won the Plimpton Prize in 2008 for his novella, The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp & Carr. His verse appeared in The Best American Poetry 2006. He is an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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