Loitering New & Collected Essays

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

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Book Condition: Fine


358pp. Small 8vo. Illustrated French wraps, book is signed by the author on the title page. Stated U.S. Edition 2014 on copyright page. Book is unread, unmarked, clean, tight, and bright. First few pages have a pre-fold mark to them, but the fold was unsuccessful luckily, so it is not that noticeable. Book gathers the essays from his earlier ORPHANS along with new essays so a wider audience can read what has become a cult following.


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Charles D'Ambrosio's essay collection Orphans spawned something of a cult following. In the decade since the tiny limited-edition volume sold out its print run, its devotees have pressed it upon their friends, students, and colleagues, only to find themselves begging for their copy's safe return. For anyone familiar with D'Ambrosio's writing, this enthusiasm should come as no surprise. His work is exacting and emotionally generous, often as funny as it is devastating. Loitering gathers those eleven original essays with new and previously uncollected work, so that a broader audience might discover one of our great living essayists. No matter his subject--Native American whaling, a Pentecostal "hell house," Mary Kay Letourneau, the work of J.D. Salinger, or, most often, his own family--D'Ambrosio approaches each piece with a singular voice and point of view; each essay, while unique and surprising, is unmistakably his own.

Title: Loitering New & Collected Essays

Author Name: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Categories: Essays & Literary Criticism,

Edition: First

Publisher: Brooklyn, Tin House Books: 2014

ISBN Number: 1935639870

ISBN Number 13: 9781935639879

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001874