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New York: FSG, 1988. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. The first novel by the National Book Award winning author of The Corrections. Franzen was acclaimed as one of the best young writers in America in the mid-1990s. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper in an obviously early signature in his career and not the casual scrawl that he uses these days Signed by the author.
New York: Granta, 1996. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Fine in illustrated wraps. In June, 1996 Granta magazine named its top 20 American novelists under the age of 40. There were some surprises, but the selection set off a wave of publicity and focused increased interest in many of the writers. This issue is signed by: Sherman Alexie, Jeffrey Eugenides, Edwidge Danticat and Jonathan Franzen who also has drawn horns and eyeglasses on his portrait. Signed by the author.