New York: Knopf, 1986. First edition. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof copy of the author's first novel, signed by the author on the title page. A revelatory tale of love gained and lost, from a master of contemporary American fiction. Gerard sits, fully clothed, in his empty bathtub and pines for Benna. Neighbors in the same apartment building, they share a wall and Gerard listens for the sound of her toilet flushing. Gerard loves Benna. And then Benna loves Gerard. She listens to him play piano, she teaches poetry and sings at nightclubs. As their relationships ebbs and flows, through reality and imagination, Lorrie Moore paints a captivating, innovative portrait of men and women in love and not in love. In the original perfect bound printed wrappers, as issued. A fine copy. Item #ESB01523
ISBN: 0140103287

Price: $150.00

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