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New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1984 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Cream-colored boards bound in navy blue cloth. The spine is gilt-stamped. 183pps. An excellent copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a faintly sunned spine and a small crinkle at the top of the rear panel; no chips or tears. The original price is intact. The author's first novel and a nominee for the National Book Award.

"...Simons Everson Manigault lives with his mother, an eccentric professor (known as the Duchess), on an isolated and undeveloped strip of South Carolina coast. Convinced that her son can be a writer of genius, the Duchess has immersed Simons in the literary classics since birth and has given him free rein to gather material in such spots as the Baby Grand, a local black nightclub.
Although posessed of a vocabulary and sophistication beyond his years, Simons feels the normal adolescent bewilderment about the behavior of his parents. His conventionl father, the Progenitor, has recently left the family in a dispute over Simon's upbringing and has moved to nearby Hilton Head, where he would like to see his son raised among the orthodox surroundings of condominiums, country clubs, and private schools. At the book's center is Taurus, and enigmatic father-surrogate who tutors the boy in the art of watching the world without presumption..."

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. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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