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												The Gold Bug Variations. by  Richard POWERS
	 - First edition / First printing.
			 - 1991.
		 - from Orpheus Books (SKU: 10745)

The Gold Bug Variations.

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The Gold Bug Variations.

by POWERS, Richard

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New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1991. First edition / First printing. Gold cloth spine, pale blue paper-covered boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. The author's breakthrough book, a highly praised tour de force.Richard Powers was the Recipient of a 1989 MacArthur Genius Grant. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 1999 Recipient of a Lannan Literary Award. The Goldbug Variations was Times Magazine's Book of the Year in 1991. The Echo Maker won the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction, and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Orfeo was Nominated for the National Book Award and the Booker Prize. The Overstory is the Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.


The Gold Bug Variations is a novel by American writer Richard Powers, first released in 1991.


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The Gold Bug Variations.
POWERS, Richard
Gold cloth spine, pale blue paper-covered boards.
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First edition / First printing.
William Morrow & Company, Inc.,
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