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Título: By Yiyun Li The Vagrants: A Novel (First ...
Editorial: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción New York City, NY: Random House, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Signed. 345 pages. Published in 2009. The author's debut novel. One of the finest American novels of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Yiyun Li's "The Vagrants". Her first novel. "During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, countless unspeakable acts went down in the otherwise unremarkable industrial town of Muddy River. Lovers betrayed lovers, children denounced their parents, and neighbors became sworn enemies. A few years later, the townspeople have convened at the public stadium to witness the execution of Gu Shan. A Red Guard leader in her youth, she has received the death penalty for her counter-revolutionary writings and unrepentant attitude. We are introduced to Gu's parents, neighbors, and a handful of Muddy River's social outcasts whose lives have been irrevocably affected by her life and death. Yiyun Li's unblinking and unpredictable fictional narrative demonstrates how corruption and cruelty, fear, and moral ambiguity at the level of the individual reflect the dehumanization of an entire society. Establishes Li as an important new voice in American fiction" (Lauren Nemroff). Yiyun Li's subject, "weight", is the largest one in literature: The weight of Time, History, Place, and Fate. An absolute "must-have" title for Yiyun Li collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Yiyun Li. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Yiyun Li was selected as one of the "20 Writers Under 40" of the decade by The New Yorker Magazine. One of the most brilliant writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER YIYUN LI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1400063132. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 16661