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Experiments with Life and Deaf

By: Rosenthal, Chuck

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: (c.1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16085

ISBN: 1-55584-104-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, one tiny dent in bottom edge of front cover, no other significant wear; minor surface wear to jacket]. (The Loop Trilogy, Book Two) Series The second book in the author's Loop Trilogy, centering around the adventures of 17-year-old Jarvis Loop, "a fugitive from the law for an ever-increasing list of offenses." The novel "offers a brilliant, hyper-real vision of coming of age in working-class America that sweeps from the wildest comedy to the darkest pathos." View more info

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Flicker

By: Roszak, Theodore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chicago Review Press: 2005

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 14524

ISBN: 1-55652-577-X

Condition: Near Fine


[minor wear at extremities, light soiling to page edges, otherwise a good clean tight copy]. Trade PB Horror novel (sort of) about an L.A. film buff who develops an obsession with the life and work of a forgotten film director, a mysterious figure who vanished in the 1940s. "Max Castle," the director, is a sort of amalgam of F.W. Murnau and Edgar Ulmer, and the author gets the film-geek/ film-school milieu of the 60's and 70's dead-on. This paperback edition was issued when the book was "soon to be a major motion picture" directed by Darren Aronofsky, although as of mid-2007 ... View more info

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Never Mind the Goldbergs [*SIGNED*]

By: Roth, Matthue

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, PUSH / Scholastic, Inc.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14963

ISBN: 0-439-69188-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minor handling wear, tiny corner bends on a couple of pages; jacket shows very light surface wear, vertical crease in front flap]. INSCRIBED generically ("oy vey, dude!") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, apparently with a black sharpie which has bled through and slightly marked the title page. "The greatest Hollywood punk rock Orothodox Jewgirl story EVER TOLD! Don't this for a second that you know Hava or her place in the world. Yes, she's an Orthodox Jew. But that doesn't mean she can't rock out. (She just has to be careful about who she touches.)" Sign... View more info

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Coalitions

By: Rounds, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Outerbridge & Dienstfrey: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3111

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj


[trace of soiling on top edge; jacket rubbed, some wear along top edge, top of spine ragged with about 1/4" missing, a few holes at foldover edge of rear panel]. The author's first novel, set in Boston, centers around two interracial couples and climaxes in a dramatic civil rights demonstration. View more info

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Extravagant Gestures [*SIGNED*]

By: Sager, Carole Bayer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: (c.1985)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9396

ISBN: 0-87795-765-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows minor wear at corners, a bit of wrinkling at bottom of rear panel]. INSCRIBED warmly and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. First novel, about a troubled mother-daughter relationship, by the noted songwriter, which "vibrates with the energy of the characters and the worlds she writes about: New York and Los Angeles, media celebrity, fast-track careers, and lives that are glamorous, comical, and poignant." Jacket blurbs by Erica Jong and Neil Simon. Signed by Author View more info

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A Few Last Words

By: Sallis, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9271

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean copy, slight fading to cloth at top/bottom edges, tiny smudge on top edge near spine, one-inch surface scratch (not a puncture) on ffep, also visible on half-title and title pages; jacket has small tears at a couple of extremities, minor rubbing/soiling]. The author's first book, "A Parable and a Prophecy," in which he "takes up a number of themes from the range and variety of speculative fiction [and] writes about the intimate textures of life on worlds vastly different from our own and on some which are disturbingly similar." View more info

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Pride of the Bimbos

By: Sayles, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Atlantic-Little, Brown: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19115

ISBN: 0-316-77230-5

Condition: Good in Fair dj


[reading copy ONLY, an ex-library book with typical markings (incl. giant DISCARD stamps on top and bottom edges and both endpapers, pocket on rear fep), scarring to pastedowns from peeling-up of formerly glued-down jacket protector flaps; jacket moderately soiled, and the spine is a mess, badly torn with some paper loss]. Sayles' first novel, about an itinerant five-man softball team that tours the Deep South in drag. View more info

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Love is Not Enough [*SIGNED*]

By: Shanks, Bob

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: (c.1982)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9615

ISBN: 0-393-01586-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, very light soiling to top edge; jacket rubbed, mildly edgeworn, short diagonal crease in front flap, a bit of wear at bottom front corner]. INSCRIBED to a friend and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "It all begins one night in Manhattan in the company of eight naked women, who are trying to come to terms with their bodies and themselves. This novel is a compelling, contemporary love story with any number of unexpected crises and a surprisingly happy ending. It is a kind of feminist fairy tale written, interestingly enough, by a man." (Who, interestingly enough, c... View more info

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Glimpses: A Novel [*SIGNED*]

By: Shiner, Lewis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13540

ISBN: 0-688-12411-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, minor shelfwear at base of spine; jacket shows a bit of wrinkling here and there, mostly to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, in the year of publication (dated in his hand). "Ray makes his living repairing stereos in his upstairs workshop. Like so many others of his generation he's trying to cope with lost ideals and broken dreams. The father he rebelled against for years has just died, and his marriage looks like a demilitarized zone. Then the strangest things start to happen. Ray begins to hear music in his head: glimpses... View more info

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It Happened in Wayland [*SIGNED*]

By: Shroyer, Frederick

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal & Company, Inc.: 1963

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15558

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, minimal shelfwear, very light age-toning to page edges, old price/inventory code lightly stamped on ffep; jacket shows light wear at corners, minor chipping at top of spine, one small triangular chip at top of rear panel]. INSCRIBED warmly to a friend and SIGNED and dated (April 8, 1964) by the author on the ffep. "The story of the growth to maturity of a young man set against a powerfully evoked background of the Depression" in a small Indiana town." First published in England in 1962 as "Wayland 33." Signed by Author View more info

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Squeegee

By: Siegel, Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Horizon Press: 1965

Edition: 1st (unstated)

Seller ID: 1111

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[book moderately shelfworn, edges of covers soiled; jacket is scuffed and soiled, with a 1"x1-1/4" chunk missing at bottom front hinge]. "The story of a single day whose seemingly minor events shatter and transform the lives of four people: the Negro couple Benny and Althea Robinson, and the white couple David and Alice Marko, with whom, at varying levels of need, they come into contact. Before the day is over, each of them, using lust as 'false balm against the gray world,' will have been violated and revealed, to each other and to himself." The jacket blurb assures the pot... View more info

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Central Park Underground

By: Siegel, Maxwell E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8966

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, mild soiling to top edge; jacket slightly dog-eared at top of spine, one small tear at bottom of rear panel]. "George Revere, when he regained consciousness, though not his memory, after being blackjacked one hot August night, learned a great deal about the Park and its secret life." View more info

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Heir [*SIGNED*]

By: Simon, Roger Lichtenberg

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: (c.1968)

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2845

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[mild shelfwear, green inked dot (remainder mark?) on bottom edge; jacket has one small tear at top fo spine]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep. The author's first novel, being essentially "the diary of Marcus Rottner, aged twenty-four, heir to a major American fortune [and] heir to the frustrations of his contemporaries"; eventually he "splits, cracks, turns inside out into the abyss of violence, drugs, madness until...." Signed by Author View more info

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Ursus Major [*SIGNED*]

By: Smoodin, Roberta

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12003

ISBN: 0-394-50973-0

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[remainder stamp on bottom edge, light soiling to page edges, a couple of slightly bent lower page corners; jacket a bit soiled, marks on spine from old labels]. SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the half-title page. Her first novel, about "your everyday, decent, wholesome ber whom fortune piteously obliges to suffer the abundant society of men. Which is not to suggest that this bear is entirely the blameless bystander to those zany events that usher him from relative obscurity to the very threshold of Hollywood stardom. Because this particular bear, decent and wholesome and eve... View more info

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Edgar Henry

By: Snider, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [New York], Bernard Geis Associates: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14658

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, one tiny nick at top edge of front cover; jacket worn at extremities, a couple of small tears at top of front panel, a couple more at bottom of rear panel]. Novel set in Detroit, "a story of violence -- of brother against brother in brutal battle; of man against the union, where simple strength is pitted against dynamite and numbers; of man against a system, where he cannot be his own master." The author was a Detroit native and a Korean War veteran; this was his first (and apparently only) novel. View more info

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The Lemon Eaters

By: Sohl, Jerry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2741

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[mild wear to book, spine slightly turned; DJ worn at edges/corners, torn at top hinges, various small chips/tears]. A novel in which "twelve people, strangers to each other except for husbands and wives, are brought together in a California motel to experience today's newest form of psychotherapy, the 'marathon' or '300- year weekend.' Old and young, married and single, black and white, they spend the entire weekend with a psychologist in a non-stop truth game, with only a few hours respite each night for sleeping." A mainstream novel by an author (who went through a "sensitivit... View more info

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Secret Anniversaries

By: Spencer, Scott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15475

ISBN: 0-394-57817-1

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice tight unread copy, no significant wear but a red remainder stripe on bottom edge close to spine; jacket shows only light handling wear]. Novel set in 1940, in which a young "government girl" enters into a love affair with another woman; both of them are aides to a Congressman who, "in his effort to keep America out of the war, has slipped into collaboration with the Fascists." View more info

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Bedrock; a work of fiction composed of fifteen scenes from my life

By: Spielberg, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Trumansburg NY, The Crossing Press: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5118

ISBN: 0912278390

Condition: Very Good+ with no dj


(pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [good solid book, moderate shelfwear, faint soiling to top edge]. The author's first full-length published book, which he claims, title notwithstanding, "has no connection with geology. None. Note that the titleword is a compound with equal stress on both constituents. It would, therefore, be an error to place more emphasis on, say, BED than on ROCK. Or vice versa." (The book's three sections -- "birth," "copulation" and " death" -- derive from a T.S. Eliot quotation.) View more info

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The Collaborator [*SIGNED*]

By: Stebel, S.L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1968)

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4646

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[book is very nice, tight and clean; jacket has a bit of edgewear, and a 1-1/2" diagonal razor cut/tear on the spine, plus minor chipping/peeling at the base of the spine; there is also a vertical crease in the rear flap]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Novel about an Israeli (ex-German) government economist, who is accused of an earlier collaboration with the Nazis. Signed by Author View more info

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Quill

By: Steiner, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2665

ISBN: 006014081X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[slight fading at top of boards; jacket rubbed/soiled, spine a bit sun-faded, wrinkled & dog-eared at top of spine]. "The subject is Quill: lunatic, hypochondriac, kept man, rapist, murderer, and the author of several scholarly works including a text on the pathology of an undiscovered snow creature and the extensive history of moon warfare entitled 'Past Particles.' Or, he is perhaps sane, ravaged by disease, passionate, an innocent victim, a genius of prescience." [And, I might add, the subject of a fabulous jacket illustration! (scan available upon request)]. View more info