Richard Yates, plus Interview
Brooklyn, Melville House, (2010). The second novel by the author of the recent Taipei, published in softcover only, signed by Lin with a cross-shaped bug doodle, his bug doodle signature motif being not uncommon. Laid in is the publisher's "Rumpus" interview with Lin, asking about his writing process, his inspiration, his synopsis, and the book's autobiographical elements; the verso has tour dates and blurbs about earlier books. The interview is folded in half, and is inscribed by Lin and signed "tao." Also together with, for no concrete reason, a Snapfish postcard printout of Lin's 2008 image "Panda Crying for No Concrete Reason." A nice collection of materials by a writer who has been called "a Kafka for the iPhone generation." [#029935] $250
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