Lord of the Barnyard
(London), Picador, (1998). The first British edition of this first novel which, after being rejected by some 70 U.S. publishers, was published in France in a French translation. From there, world English rights were sold to Picador, who published the novel to substantial praise, with reviewers comparing the writing to Thomas Pynchon's and the book's publishing history to that of John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces. After its success in England, it was finally published in the U.S. This copy is signed by the author, who committed suicide in 2005. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913961] $275
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