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Kingston, Maxine Hong. TRIPMASTER MONKEY. HIS FAKE BOOK. Signed by  Maxine Hong Kingston - Signed First Edition - 1989 - from TBCL  The Book Collector's Library and Biblio.com

Kingston, Maxine Hong. TRIPMASTER MONKEY. HIS FAKE BOOK. Signed

by Kingston, Maxine Hong

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition of Maxine Hong Kingston's first novel Inscribed by her on the title page. "For.in sisterhood, Maxine Hong Kingston". 8vo. 340 pp. A near fine copy in 1/4 black cloth over gold paper covered boards, gilt titles to the spine in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. The author's third book, after her widely acclaimed autobiographical, The Woman Warrior and Chinamen both winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award. "A dazzling leap of imaginative sympathy [and] narrative magic." New York Times Book Review.


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