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Dear Future.

by D'AGUIAR**, FRED:

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  • hardcover
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FINE+./FINE++.
ISBN 10
0701165375
ISBN 13
9780701165376
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UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. FINE+/FINE++.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,glossy laminated,colour pictorial design/artwork by Chris Shamwana,illustrated dw/dj with white lettering and negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges slightly aged/toned - as usual/normal - but generally clean; contents near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original,maroon cloth bds with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain black eps. UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,3-206pp [paginated] includes Pts I-IV, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,disclaimer,a dedication,prose extract/quotation,contents list/table,Pts separator pages,and 6pp blanks at rear. When Red Head's uncle accidentally hits him on the head with the back of an axe,he develops a strange and visionary perspective on the world.A dramatic parade of images is released in his mind - a president on a horse,a man on a bicycle,a kite,and then blackness - and it seems to be a message from the future.Soon after,Red Head is swept back into the life of his family,and a series of comic and terrifying events.An alligator called Bubble Back is lassooed by the children and held captive; his Uncle Wheels takes part in the National Cycle Championship; and Bounce,his older brother,is chosen to fight the redoubtable Singh,in a wrestling match that has tragic consequences, and fulfils the ominous prophecy of Red Head's visions. An extraordinary and powerful novel.Boldly drawing together different narrative voices,it is heartbreaking but often hilariously funny.It triumphantly justifies Fred D'Aguiar's reputation as one of Britain's most important new novelists (then 1996). The Guyanese-born author's second novel,following 'The Longest Memory' (1994),which won the Whitbread First Novel Award.Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured (where necessary) shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! Stock number: rja526315. ISBN: 0701165375.


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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja526315
Title
Dear Future.
Author
D'AGUIAR**, FRED:
Book condition
Used - FINE+.
Jacket condition
FINE++.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0701165375
ISBN 13
9780701165376
Publisher
LONDON.CHATTO & WINDUS,1996.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1996
Keywords
q52.MODERN FIRSTS2.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0701165375.The Longest Memory.Mama Dot_poetry.Modern fiction_Whitbread First Novel Award.Guyana Prize_D'Aguiar.David Higham Award.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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