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JR

by William Gaddis

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New York: Knopf, 1975. First USA Edition. Fine book in a Fine DustJacket. No wear or sunning to the jacket and the $15.00 priced jacket is unclipped. Slight offsetting to the jacket due to the bulk of the book, common with this title. The author's second book, a biting satire on the pursuit of money.. First Edition.

William Thomas Gaddis, Jr.  was an American novelist. He wrote five novels, two of which won National Book Awards. JR won the National Book Award in 1976. This ingenious, thought-provoking book is written entirely without the use of chapters. The narration is a funny critique of capitalism and is meant to mimic contemporary society. Written mostly in dialogue, one of the stories is of an 11 year old boy, who utilizes payphones and money orders to obscure his true identity and turn his penny stock into a fortune. A thought- provoking, collaborative style makes this novel unique, spectacular and well worth the time.


  • Bookseller: MDS Books CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000748
  • Title: JR
  • Author: William Gaddis
  • Book condition: Used
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1975

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