Then We Came to the End
NY, Barer Literary, [c. 2007]. Velobound typescript of his first novel, apparently produced by his literary agency. 389 double-spaced, double-sided pages, photo-reduced to 6-1/4" x 9" and given an acetate cover. A finalist for the National Book Award. His third novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, was short-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize. Dampstaining to rear cover and part of the last few pages. Casual comparison with the published book reveals substantial textual variations between the two: a full paragraph has been removed from the beginning of the second section of the book, "Returns and Departures," and the final paragraph of the novel has been completely rewritten. A glimpse at the evolution of one of the most highly praised debut novels of the year, by an author whose writings have continued to fulfill the promise of this first book. Near fine. [#031685] SOLD

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