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ARTIST OF DISAPPEARANCE (SIGNED, DATED & NYC)

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ARTIST OF DISAPPEARANCE (SIGNED, DATED & NYC)

by ANITA DESAI

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ISBN 10
0547577451
ISBN 13
9780547577456
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HARDCOVER. SIGNED in Person at the Book Signing Event. THE ARTIST OF DISAPPEARANCE – Novellas by Anita Desai (2011). *Finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction.* SIGNED, Dated, (9-13-09), and NYC wrote to the Full Title page by Anita Desai, the author. Brand New copy and Never owned. This is a FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing copy as stated on the copyright page. Dust jacket is in Brand New, Mint condition. Book has no tears, marks, creases, remainder marks, library markings, or black lines on the edges. Not inscribed to anyone. Not price-clipped, not a Book Club Edition (BCE), or signed on a bookplate. True Collectible Quality. First Edition, First Printing, hand SIGNED, Dated, 9-13-09, & NYC to the Full Title page. No inscription; full signature plus 9-13-09 and NYC only. From an event featuring Anita Desai at the Brooklyn Book Festival in New York City on September 13, 2009. FREE: Copies of two book reviews are included. Any book that I ship that has a Dust jacket will be protected by a New, Clear, Removable Acid-Free Cover. This book will be carefully wrapped and shipped with free delivery confirmation. ** Anita Desai is the author of Fasting, Feasting, Baumgartner's Bombay, Clear Light of Day, Diamond Dust, In Custody, The Zigzag Way, Diamond Dust, Fire on the Mountain, and The Artist of Disappearance, among other works. Three of her books have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Desai was born and educated in India and now lives in the New York City area. The Artist of Disappearance was published on August 1, 2011. ISBN: 978-0547-5774-56. BS13697X.

Synopsis

A triptych of beautifully crafted novellas make up Anita Desai’s exquisite new book. Set in modern India, but where history still casts a long shadow, the stories move beyond the cities to places still haunted by the past, and to characters who are, each in their own way, masters of self-effacement.  In ‘The Museum of Final Journeys’ an unnamed government official is called upon to inspect a faded mansion of forgotten treasures, each sent home by the absent, itinerant master. As he is taken through the estate, wondering whether to save these precious relics, he reaches the final – greatest – gift of all, looming out of the shadows.     In ‘Translator, Translated’, middle-aged Prema meets her successful publisher friend Tara at a school reunion. Tara hires her as a translator, but Prema, buoyed by her work and the sense of purpose it brings, begins deliberately to blur the line between writer and translator, and in so doing risks unravelling her desires and achievements.    The final story is of Ravi, living hermit-like in the burnt-out shell of his family home high up in the Himalayan mountains. He cultivates not only silence and solitude but a secret hidden away in the woods, concealed from sight. When a film crew from Delhi intrude upon his seclusion, it compels him to withdraw even further until he magically and elusively disappears…      Rich and evocative, remarkable in their clarity and sensuous in their telling, these stories remind us of the extraordinary yet delicate power of this pre-eminent writer.

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Bookseller
Charm City Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BS13697XX
Title
ARTIST OF DISAPPEARANCE (SIGNED, DATED & NYC)
Author
ANITA DESAI
Format/binding
Hardcover w/ Dust Jacket in an Acid-Free Cover
Book condition
New New
Jacket condition
New
Quantity available
1
Edition
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0547577451
ISBN 13
9780547577456
Publisher
HMHBOOKS.COM (First Edition August 1, 2011)
Place of Publication
UNITED STATES
Date published
Aug 1, 2011
Keywords
Indian Literature, Australia & Oceania Literature, Cultural Heritage Fiction
Bookseller catalogs
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I sell mostly Modern First Editions. Most of my inventory is Hand Signed First Edition/First Printing Hardcovers. I also carry a collection of Brand New & Like New, Signed and Unsigned Franklin Library & Easton Press Books. I will accept offers on any book I have. If your offer is accepted, you are committed to buy. I will then reduce the price of the item ON THIS SITE so you can purchase the item or book on this site using their check-out...

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