Title: THE ZERO - Rare Fine Copy of The Advance ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2006
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 325 pages. Published in 2006. The author's breakthrough second novel. Advance Reader's Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny print run for the use of the author and publisher and for promotional purposes. The First Edition is now scarce. Pictorial softcovers with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Text by Jess Walter. Without DJ, as issued. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jess Walter's "The Zero". A literary thriller about 9/11 that does not even once mention the event. "Does the smartest thing he could have done: He doesn't mention 9/11 by name nor does he mention the World Trade Center or any other important person, place or thing having to do with that day. And yet we know exactly who's who and what's what. The book's title is a reference to Ground Zero, but by stripping away the word 'ground', he makes the place both fresh and nightmarish all over again. Walter builds the hellish aftermath from scratch, transforming that day into a page-turner with powerful social commentary about the marketing of a tragedy and the endless ways in which some people have profited by it" (The Washington Post). An absolute "must-have" title for Jess Walter collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Jess Walter. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Advance Reader's Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist for the National Book Award in 2006 for "The Zero". One of the finest American writers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 10918
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