Archive for March, 2014

You Shall Know Our Velocity

Added on March 27, 2014

You Shall Know Our Velocity Dave Eggers McSweeney’s, U.S.A. 2002 This is Egger’s debut novel which came out two years after his best-selling memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. It is his first book to be published under his own McSweeney’s imprint. McSweeney’s books are very collectible. They are creatively ┬ádesigned and well-made. This [...]

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Coming Through Slaughter

Added on March 17, 2014

Coming Through Slaughter Michael Ondaatje House of Anansi Press, Canada, 1976 Here we have a near fine, signed, first paperback edition of Canadian author Michael Ondaatje’s haunting prose poem, loosely based on the life of jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden. The only condition issues are slight bumping to the corners and very minor edge creasing and [...]

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The Orenda

Added on March 9, 2014

The Orenda Joseph Boyden Hamish Hamilton, Canada, 2013 Boyden’s newest novel is the story of the early 17th century French conquest of Canada from the viewpoint of both the conquerors and the conquered — an historical epic about a French missionary caught between warring Native tribes. It is a violent and visceral story of war [...]

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