John Crowe's Devil
NY, Akashic Books, (2005). The first book by the author of the Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings and the National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Signed by the author. One of the most elusive and highly praised first books by a 21st century author who has achieved wide acclaim and numerous awards with his later books. Kaylie Jones compares this title to early Toni Morrison, Jessica Hagedorn, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Akashic Books is a small, Brooklyn-based independent publisher and it's likely the first printing was quite small. Certainly, now, many years after publication, signed first printings are notably hard to find. Age-tanning to pages; crown gently tapped; still a very near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. [#034786] $1,500
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