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Gun, With Occasional Music

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Gun, With Occasional Music

by Lethem, Jonathan

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/fine. Book slightly leaning and a couple pages were dog eared, but straightened out now. Dust Jacket is pristine. Author's first book. A must for any modern firsts collection. Winner of the Crawford Award for best fantasy novel and the Locus Award for best first novel of the year, and was a 1994 Nebula Finalist for Best Novel. Lethem was also the author of Motherless Brooklyn. Motherless Brooklyn won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, The Macallan Gold Dagger for crime fiction, and the Salon Book Award, and was named book of the year by Esquire. Lethem is also the winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005.

Synopsis

Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems-there's a rabbit in his waiting room and a trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is a brave new world where evolved animals are members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. Metcalf has been shadowing Celeste, the wife of an affluent doctor. Perhaps he's falling a little in love with her at the same time. When the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in a crossfire between the boys from the Inquisitor's Office and gangsters who operate out of the back room of a bar called the Fickle Muse. Mixing elements of sci-fi, noir, and mystery, this clever first novel from the author of Motherless Brooklyn is a wry, funny, and satiric look at all that the future may hold.

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Bookseller
Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
59
Title
Gun, With Occasional Music
Author
Lethem, Jonathan
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harcourt Brace
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1994
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller

(If photos of a book I have for sale are not included in the listing, I will be happy to provide one for you.) Fine is our highest grade; all book dust jackets are in archival covers. All our books that are described as First Editions are also First Printings, unless indicated otherwise. All books are guaranteed to be as described. We issue a full refund, including shipping costs, for returns due to an unstated defect or other mistake on our part. Please ask any questions before placing your order. All books are subject to prior sale. Books are shipped within 48 hours of payment confirmation.

About the Seller

Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller

Seller rating:
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About Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller

Joseph S. Serrano, a collector turned bookseller of Modern First Editions, Ephemera, and books of scarcity and rarity. A Internet/mail order bookstore located in San Francisco, California. Specialties are Modern First Editions in Literature and Mystery; Californiana including Zamorano 80 and San Francisco Ephemera; also Rare Books in all subjects of interest. Joseph Serrano's development as a Bibliophile/Bookman was described on the pages of the highly acclaimed book, "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective,and a World of Literary Obsession" by Allison Hoover Bartlett, Riverhead 2009.

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