NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, (2001). The first issue (pages 430 and 431 transposed) of his National Book Award-winner, in the first issue dust jacket, without the Oprah seal. Franzen courted controversy with his lukewarm response to the book being selected by Oprah for her book club; after the fallout from it, which included his not appearing on her television show, Winfrey went back to her earlier practice of selecting classics, rather than new publications, for her book club. Signed three times by Franzen: once on the title page, once on page 431 (with a frowny face); once on the erratum slip laid in explaining the error (with a smiley face). Fine in a fine dust jacket with the slightest crimp to the crown. [#030721] $300
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