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C by Tom McCarthy - First Edition - 2010 - from Avenue Victor Hugo Books LLC (SKU: 33092)

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C by Tom McCarthy - First Edition - 2010 - from Avenue Victor Hugo Books LLC (SKU: 33092)
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C

by Tom McCarthy

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Fine/Fine
ISBN 10
0307593339
ISBN 13
9780307593337
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New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2 " tall, 310 pages, maroon and tan boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear; binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket with with original price.

Synopsis

Tom McCarthy is a writer and conceptual artist. He was born in 1969 and lives in London. His book “C” has been shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. C is a 1960s-style anti-novel that is built upon the early years of radio transmission. It is a historical fantasy, sometimes witty and sometimes mysterious and quirky. The central figure, Serge Carrefax, is born in 1898 on an estate named Versoie in southern England. His father, an eccentric inventor, oversees a school for deaf children; his mother, who is deaf and was once the father's pupil, manufactures silk. Serge and his older sister, Sophie, grow up surrounded by transmitters and insects; Serge gets the wireless bug, while Sophie develops an interest in natural history. Sophie begins to channel cryptic messages. With the First World War looming, things begin to change dramatically for Serge. McCarthy himself has described this novel in previous interviews as dealing with technology and mourning.  

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Details

Bookseller
Avenue Victor Hugo Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
33092
Title
C
Author
Tom McCarthy
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine/Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0307593339
ISBN 13
9780307593337
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York, New York
Date published
2010
Keywords
Fiction; Novel

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Avenue Victor Hugo Books LLC

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About Avenue Victor Hugo Books LLC

Our store is open Fridays & Saturdays from 10am to 6pm in Lee, New Hampshire, less than 10 minutes from the University of New Hampshire!Avenue Victor Hugo Books specialize in first editions of the best in fiction, history, biography, poetry, drama, and essay, as well as the good items which happen to come our way in other subjects. Genre literature such as Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, and Westerns will remain of special interest to us. We also carry many collectible magazines, including TIME, LIFE, National Geographic, and Playbill.

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