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Funny Boy is a first-person novel by Canadian author Shyam Selvadurai. First published by McClelland and Stewart in September 1994, the novel won the Lambda Literary Award for gay male fiction and the Books in Canada First Novel Award. Set in Sri Lanka where Selvadurai grew up, Funny Boy is constructed in the form of six poignant stories about a boy coming to age within an wealthy Tamil family in Colombo.

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Available copies: Funny Boy By Selvadurai, Shyam


Funny Boy

Selvadurai, Shyam

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart [0-7710-7950-8] 1994, 1st Canadian Edition. () 316pp. Fine. Octavo. Illustrated wrappers. French flaps. Not price clipped. Clean, tight and bright text block. Long outer edge of text block roughly trimmed. Inscription in black ink on title page. Inscription reads "To Cathy, from Shyam Selvadurai Calgary Oct / 98". A nice copy of the first Canadian edition of the authors first book..
Sold by: Aquila Books
$66.00

Funny Boy

Selvadurai, Shyam

London: Jonathan Cape, 1994. First Impression. Authors signature to title page, some shelf-wear. Dustwrapper not price-clipped, a little wear to edge. 316pp. A novel in six stories. In the world of his large family, affluent Tamils living in Colombo, Arjie is an oddity, a 'funny boy' who prefers dressing as a girl to playing cricket with his older brother. In Funny Boy we follow the life of the family through Arjie's eyes as he struggles to come to terms both with his own homosexuality and with the racism of the society in which he lives.. Signed by Author. First British Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good.

  • Published: 1994
  • Condition: Good
  • Edition: First British Edition
  • ISBN: 9780224041300
Sold by: Three Spires Books
$51.93

Funny Boy

SELVADURAI, SHYAM

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994. Signed paperback first edition of this 'novel in six stories'. . Signed. First Edition. Paper. Fine/No Jacket. 7" x 10".

  • Published: 1994
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
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Funny Boy

SELVADURAI, SHYAM

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994. Signed by Author. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1994
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Contact Editions
$45.00

Funny Boy: A Novel

Selvadurai, Shyam

William Morrow & Co. Hardcover. 0688145957 Very good. Clean text. Email for further information. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1996.

Sold by: Robinson Street Books, IOBA
$37.94

Funny Boy

Selvadurai, Shyam (SIGNED)

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart / Heorte Music, 1994. Second Edition . French Flaps. Near Fine +/No DJ Issued. A first novel, by the young Tamil-Canadian writer,which won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Men's Fiction and was selected by theAmerican Library Association as a Notable Books for the year 1997. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 316pp. Very slight wear at top spine.

  • Published: 1994
  • Condition: Near Fine +
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • ISBN: 9780771079504
Sold by: High Park Books
$28.00

Funny Boy

Selvadurai, Shyam

London: Jonathan Cape, 1994. Hardcover. Fine. F/F. Very lightly bumped spine ends. DJ has light edge wear and light rubbing. First UK Edition. First Printing. SIGNED.

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Funny Boy: A Novel in 6 Stories

Selvadurai, Shyam

Toronto, ON, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 1994. Soft Cover. Very Good. VG/na. Light edge wear, corner curl, bump to spine, scoring, soiling, and some creasing. First Canadian Edition. ARC/Proof. "Uncorrected Book Proof". Printed Green Wraps. Manguel blurb decal on front. Publisher's decal inside front cover. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years. Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto," among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. SIGNED by Selvadurai & INSCRIBED to Gatenby, and dated "June 26th 05". A unique Association Copy.

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Funny Boy: A Novel

Selvadurai, Shyam

New York: William Morrow & Co, 1996. 1st. Hardcover. First edition of the author's first book. Fine condition in fine dust jacket.

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Funny Boy: A Novel

SELVADURAI, Shyam

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.. (1994). First. Uncorrected proof. Fine in glossy wrappers. .

  • Published: (1994)
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
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Funny Boy

SELVADURAI, Shyam

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1996. Signed by the author. First U.S. edition / First printing. Black cloth spine, ochre paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket..

  • Published: 1996. Signed by the author.
  • Condition: Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition / First printing.
  • ISBN: 9780688145958
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Funny boy; a novel

Selvadurai, Shyam

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1994. 310p., first US printing, dj. Gay novel by a Sri Lankan immigrant to Canada - and winner of both a Lambda Literary Award and a Books in Canada first novel award.

  • Published: 1994
Sold by: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
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Funny Boy

Selvadurai, Shyam

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997. Reprint. Paperback. New. A boy growing up in an upper middle class family in Sri Lanka struggles with his own gay identity while the world around him disintigrates as a result of growing racial tension and civil unrestSKU: MM-20032716; EAN: 9780156005005

  • Published: 1997
  • Condition: New
  • Edition: Reprint
  • ISBN: 9780156005005
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$23.90

Funny Boy : A Novel

Selvadurai, Shyam ( SIGNED )

New York, NY, U.S.A.: William Morrow and Company, 1996. Fine, unread copy in a fine jacket. Signed boldly on the title page. . Signed by Author. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

  • Published: 1996
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First American Edition
  • ISBN: 9780688145958
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$23.48

FUNNY BOY

Selvadurai, Shyam

London: Jonathan Cape, 1994. A novel in six stories. 316 pp. Navy endpapers. Blue cloth with silver titles. Blue and pink illustrated DJ with pink titles. Not price-clipped. Light wear along the edges. Near Fine/VG+. First Edition.

  • Published: 1994
  • Edition: First Edition
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$23.00

Funny Boy

Shyam Selvadurai

Random House. Paperback. New. In the world of his large family, affluent Tamils living in the capital of Sri Lanka, Arjie is an oddity - a "funny boy" - who likes dressing as a girl. Through his eyes, the reader watches him come to terms with his homosexuality and with the violent racism of the society in which he lives.SKU: MM-60025535; EAN: 9780099459217

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$21.80

Funny Boy (Harvest Book)

Shyam Selvadurai

Mariner Books, 1997-06-19. Paperback. New. Brand New. Always Buy with confidence. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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Funny Boy

Shyam Selvadurai

Vintage, London, 1995. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 314 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0099459213. ISBN/EAN: 9780099459217. Dewey Code: 813.54 20. Inventory No: RB12826. .

  • Published: 1995
  • Condition: Good Condition
  • Edition: Edition Unstated
  • ISBN: 9780099459217
Sold by: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books
$19.05

Funny Boy: A Novel

Shyam Selvadurai

William Morrow & Co. First US. Hardcover. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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$19.23

Funny boy; a novel

Selvadurai, Shyam

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1994. 310p., uncorre. Gay novel by a Sri Lankan immigrant to Canada - and winner of both a Lambda Literary Award and a Books in Canada first novel award.

  • Published: 1994
Sold by: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB
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