Excellent copy of first edition, first printing. Signed by author on title page. Clean, crisp copy in fine condition. DJ is near mint. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Kevin Brockmeier--award -winning author of The Brief History of the Dead--has been widely praised for the richness of his imagination, the lyrical grace and playfulness of his language, and the empathic emotional complexity of his storytelling. And this dazzling collection once again affirms his place as one of the most creative and compassionate writers of his generation.
In the haunting title story, a young, asocial woman remembers the oddly honest things she wrote in her high school classmates' yearbooks and contemplates her scarred life, imagining an escape with an apparition she calls the Entity. In "Father John Melby and the Ghost of Amy Elizabeth," a formerly dull and turgid pastor is touched by a spirit that turns his sermons into crowd-pleasers--that is, until he discovers his inspiration is a little less than divine. "The Human Soul as a Rube Goldberg Device" is a gorgeous homage to the classic, young readers' choose-your-own-adventure novels. But this one is for grown-ups who can navigate through imagery and dead ends, and toward a resolution that only Kevin Brockmeier could have invented. From the fantastical to the concrete, the range of this collection is breathtaking. It moves fluidly, finding beauty in the quiet, often overlooked corners of the world.
By turns daring and moving, The View from the Seventh Layer is crafted with the remarkable voice and vision that have become hallmarks of Brockmeier's acclaimed fiction.
About the Author: Kevin Brockmeier is the author of The Brief History of the Dead, The Truth About Celia, Things That Fall from the Sky, and two children's novels. He has taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His stories have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, McSweeney's and Oxford American, and have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, and Granta's Best of Young American Novelists. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Título: The View from the Seventh Layer
Año de publicación: 2008
Condición del libro: Fine
Descripción Pantheon. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2706889709
Descripción Pantheon. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Nº de ref. de la librería 2801947111
Descripción Pantheon. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2828840180
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0375425306I3N00
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería G0375425306I4N10
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Nº de ref. de la librería G0375425306I3N00
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Nº de ref. de la librería G0375425306I3N10
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Nº de ref. de la librería 34FG4C000J4Z_ns
Descripción U.S.A.: Pantheon, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 1st Edition. GREAT CONDITION WITH A SMALL RED MARK ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CLOSED PAGE EDGE. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1472937590466
Descripción Pantheon, 2008. Estado de conservación: Fair. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP78871540