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1 Butler, Robert Olen Mr. Spaceman
New York, NY, U.S.A. Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated 2000 0-8021-1660-4 / 9780802116604 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Marbled pale blue boards quarterbound in white cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. 223pps. There is a very mild bump to the heel of the spine, otherwise flawless: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new; the original price is intact. SIGNED by the author, with a brief inscription, on the title-page.

"...The night before the turn of the millennium, a tour bus bound for a Louisiana casino is suddenly beamed inside a spaceship hovering high above the Earth's surface. As its twelve passengers emerge nervously from the vehicle, they come face-to-face with the being who has brought them aboard, a sixteen-fingered zoot-suited alien named Desi. Over the course of the next twenty-four hours, Desi will seek their help as he readies himself for the final phase of the mysterious mission he has traveled across the galaxies to fulfill..."

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2 Butler, Robert Olen On Distant Ground
New York, NY, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Company, LLC 1994 0805031987 / 9780805031980 First Edition Hardcover SIGNED by the Author
Near Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Gold boards quarterbound in green cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. 245pps. There is a small, 1/8" soil-mark near the bottom of the fore-edge, otherwise flawless: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is very lightly rubbed; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. This is the first printing of the 1994 re-issue (originally published in 1985 by Knopf).


"Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler's masterful fourth novel, On Distant Ground, is the vivid, compelling story of an American soldier's desperate, and private, mission to Saigon in the final days of the Vietnam War. It is the spring of 1975. David Fleming, an Army intelligence captain, is about to be court-martialed for having kidnapped and set free a Viet Cong officer. As the trial forces David to consider his own baffling concern for the prisoner (since he cannot explain it to himself, how can he ever hope to satisfy the judge?), it also prompts memories of a brief affair he had with an aristocratic Vietnamese woman named Suong -- an affair that she abruptly and inexplicably ended."

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3 Butler, Robert Olen Sun Dogs
New York, NY, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Company, LLC 1994 0805032010 / 9780805032017 First Thus Hardcover SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Bright yellow boards quarterbound in orange cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. 218pps. This is the first printing of the 1994 re-issue (originally published by Horizon in 1982). An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No reading wear or previous owner's markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is very lightly rubbed; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- with no other inscription -- on the title-page.

"Wilson Hand, a private investigator, goes to Alaska as a troubleshooter for an oil company. But his work, however fascinating, is far from the center of his life. Just as the sun in Alaska is sometimes chased across the sky by sun dogs -- two mock suns formed by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere -- he is pursued by two intense memories: the suicide of his ex-wife, who had embraced the clutter of modern life; and a single week, years before, that he spent as a captive of the Viet Cong -- haunting memories nearly in possession of his life."

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4 Butler, Robert Olen Sun Dogs
Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. Horizon Press 1982 0-8180-0636-6 / 9780818006364 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Light blue boards quarterbound in gray cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. 218pps. An excellent, highly-presentable copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No reading wear or previous owner's markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is very lightly rubbed; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. Butler's second book.

"...Wilson Hand, a private investigator, goes to Alaska as a troubleshooter for an oil company. But his work, however fascinating, is far from the center of his life. Just as the sun in Alaska is sometimes chased across the sky by sun dogs -- two mock suns formed by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere -- he is pursued by two intense memories: the suicide of his ex-wife, who had embraced the clutter of modern life; and a single week, years before, that he spent as a captive of the Viet Cong -- haunting memories nearly in possession of his life..."

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5 Butler, Robert Olen Tabloid Dreams : Stories
New York, NY, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Company, LLC 1996 0-8050-3131-6 / 9780805031317 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED By Author on the Title-page
As New in a Near Fine dustjacket. Blue boards quarterbound in red cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. 203pp. The book, itself, is clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. In unread condition. The only conceivable flaw would be the offsetting of the author's marker on the verso of the page previous to his signature and inscription. The dustjacket, glossy in mylar, has two thin, faint scratches on the front panel; beautiful, else. The original price of $22.50 is still intact on the front flap. All in all, an excellent copy. Buy with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Money back guarantee.  
Price: 28.00 USD
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6 Butler, Robert Olen Tabloid Dreams : Stories
New York, NY, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Company, LLC 1996 0-8050-3131-6 / 9780805031317 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Blue boards quarterbound in red cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. 203pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. The author's signature is on a Barnes & Noble College Bookstores bookplate affixed to the ffep. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new; the original price is intact.

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7 Butler, Robert Olen; Nemeroy, Howard The Alleys of Eden
Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. Horizon Press 1981 0-8180-0631-5 / 9780818006319 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Green boards quarterbound in blue cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. 256pp. A flawless collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has the very lightest of rubbing to the extremities; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. Butler's first novel.

"...The 'Eden' in Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Olen Butler's astonishing first novel is a room. A man and woman have lived in this room for almost five years, in love, and in a secrecy forced upon them by a dangerous past: Clifford Wilkes is a deserter, in fact the last American Army deserter left in Saigon; Lanh is an extradordinary woman whose love is enabling her slowly to heal from the bitter life of prostitution to which she had been subjected by foreign troops. The scars of the past born by both, the sensitivity of their understanding, their need for each other in an unremitting atmosphere of crisis, have sealed them in a pssion of love now under daily threat.
The life they make together is so truly described that the reader lives with them daily in its strangeness and intimacy, and in intensifying anxity as the last moment for escape in America approaches. They desperate race through the alleys of the city, with the engines of the choppers -- their final hope -- hammering away in the distance, their arrival at the gates in front of freedom, and finally the rise of flight into the sky -- this suspensful sequence of action comprise one of the most powerful passages of writing in any novel of war in our time..."


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Price: 190.00 USD
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8 Butler, Robert Olen; Nemeroy, Howard The Alleys of Eden
Tucson, AZ, U.S.A. Horizon Press 1981 0818006315 / 9780818006319 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Green boards quarterbound in blue cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 256pps. An excellent, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has the very lightest of rubbing to the extremities; the original price (12.95) is intact.

"The 'Eden' in Pulitzer Prize-winning Robert Olen Butler's astonishing first novel is a room. A man and woman have lived in this room for almost five years, in love, and in a secrecy forced upon them by a dangerous past: Clifford Wilkes is a deserter, in fact the last American Army deserter left in Saigon; Lanh is an extradordinary woman whose love is enabling her slowly to heal from the bitter life of prostitution to which she had been subjected by foreign troops. The scars of the past born by both, the sensitivity of their understanding, their need for each other in an unremitting atmosphere of crisis, have sealed them in a pssion of love now under daily threat. The life they make together is so truly described that the reader lives with them daily in its strangeness and intimacy, and in intensifying anxity as the last moment for escape in America approaches. They desperate race through the alleys of the city, with the engines of the choppers -- their final hope -- hammering away in the distance, their arrival at the gates in front of freedom, and finally the rise of flight into the sky -- this suspensful sequence of action comprise one of the most powerful passages of writing in any novel of war in our time."

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Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Butler, Robert Olen The Deuce : A Novel
New York, NY, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Company, LLC 1994 0805031979 / 9780805031973 First Edition Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
Very Good+ in a Fine dustjacket. Pink boards quarterbound in maroon cloth. The spine is silver-stamped. 303pps. There is a touch of wear on each board-bottom. Also, the upper front tip is mildly bumped. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No reading wear or previous owner's markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a crease in the rear flap; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- with no other inscription or dedication -- on the title page. First printing of this re-issue (originally published by Simon and Schuster in 1989).

"The intertwined legacies of Vietnam and America are explored in the startingly fresh voice of a young Amerasian boy, Tony Hatcher. At age six, Tony is snatched away from Saigon and his bar-girl mother and brought to the United States by his American father, a former Army officer, now a district attorney."

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Price: 24.00 USD
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10 Butler, Robert Olen The Deuce : A Novel
New York, NY, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 1989 0-671-67093-X / 9780671670931 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Gray boards quarterbound in ivory cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. Gray endpapers. 303pps. There is a faint pencil-erasure at the top of the second fep., otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No reading wear or previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is mildly rubbed and has a bit of toning to the white panels; no chips or tears. The original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page.

"...In The Deuce, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler's searing sixth novel, the intertwined legacies of Vietnam and America are explored in the startlingly fresh voice of a young Amerasian boy, Tony Hatcher. At age six, Tony is snatched away from Saigon and his bar-girl mother and brought to the United States by his American father, a former Army officer, not a district attorney. For ten years, Tony grows up as ill at ease amid the affluence of the new jersey shore as he had been as one of the despised mixed-blood 'children of dust' in Saigon. And in America he has not escaped the stress and the stigma of embodying two seemingly irreconcilable cultures; that conflict rages within him, particularly as he becomes a teenager..."

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11 Butler, Robert Olen They Whisper
New York, NY, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Company, LLC 1994 0-8050-1985-5 / 9780805019858 Hardcover SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Light gray boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is stamped in silver. 333pps. Later printing. There is very mild rubbing to the board bottoms, otherwise flawless: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dust jacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is very lightly rubbed; no chips, soiling, or tears. The original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page.

"Butler's narrator is Ira Holloway, who as he moves into middle age is driven to examine his sexuality and its profound hold on him. Ira is, in many respects, an ordinary man: son of a steelworker, he is a husband and father; a Vietnam vet, he works now as a public relations man. But the details of Ira's quotidian life are of little real importance in his story. He lives -- as so many men do -- in an ongoing internal landscape populated by all the many women he has loved..."

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Price: 17.00 USD
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12 Butler, Robert Olen Wabash : A Novel
New York, NY, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Company, LLC 1994 0805032002 / 9780805032000 First Edition Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Bright yellow boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. Octavo. 207pps. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new; the original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. This is the first printing of the 1994 re-issue (originally published in 1987 by Knopf).

"Wabash is a town on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, across from St. Louis. Wabash is also the name of the steel mill, which is the main industry here in 1932. This is the setting for Butler's novel about the Coles, Deborah and Jeremy. Set against the backdrop of the sweltering furnaces of the Middle West, the inchoate rage of the founders, and the desecration of labor by greedy Hooverites the summer before FDR launched the New Deal, Wabash is a memorable achievement."

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13 Butler, Robert Olen Wabash : A Novel
New York, NY, U.S.A. Knopf 1987 0-394-55597-X / 9780394555973 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the Author
Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Black boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is stamped in brown. Octavo. 207pps. There is mild rubbing to the board-edges and a very slight lean to the spine, otherwise clean, tight, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of crinkling and a couple of nicks; there is, also, a crease in the rear flap. The original price is intact. SIGNED, dated (March 28, 1987), and inscribed by the author to the original owner -- 'With best wishes' -- on the ffep.

"...Wabash is a town on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, across from St. Louis. Wabash is also the name of the steel mill, which is the main industry here in 1932. This is the setting for Butler's novel about the Coles, Deborah and Jeremy. Set against the backdrop of the sweltering furnaces of the Middle West, the inchoate rage of the founders, and the desecration of labor by greedy Hooverites the summer before FDR launched the New Deal, 'Wabash' is a memorable achievement..."

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14 Butler, Robert Olen Wabash : A Novel
New York, NY, U.S.A. Knopf 1987 039455597X / 9780394555973 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Black boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is stamped in brown. Octavo. 207pps. There is a remainder mark atop the textblock, otherwise fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a touch of crinkling at the head of the spine and light edgewear at the top of the rear panel; the original price is intact. A nice copy. ".Wabash is a town on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, across from St. Louis. Wabash is also the name of the steel mill, which is the main industry here in 1932. This is the setting for Butler's novel about the Coles, Deborah and Jeremy. Set against the backdrop of the sweltering furnaces of the Middle West, the inchoate rage of the founders, and the desecration of labor by greedy Hooverites the summer before FDR launched the New Deal, 'Wabash' is a memorable achievement." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
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