Twelve

By: McDonnell, Nick

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Book Condition: Fine


244pp. 8vo. Paper and cloth over boards, stamped spine. Signed by the author on title page. Book has a complete number line from 1-10, is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and Brodart protected. Author's debut fiction. Blurbs by Richard Price, Joan Didion, and Hunter S. Thompson.


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Sold to fourteen publishers around the world and receiving tremendous critical acclaim, Twelve was one of the most significant literary debuts of the year. It quickly established its seventeen-year-old author as an astonishing voice of the new millennium. A chilling novel of urban adolescence that is "both an indictment of excess and a cry of teenage loneliness" (Joe Heim, People), it has appeared on The Boston Globe, San Fransico Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, London Times, and Sydney Morning Herald best-seller lists, and on The New York Times extended list. Set among the privileged prep-school students of Manhattan's Upper East Side, Twelve follows White Mike, a dropout drug dealer, through the week between Christmas and New Year's 1999. Twelve is not a coming-of-age story, because its kids never had a childhood. Their parents are off on holiday in Bali or business in Brussels, leaving hired help to look the other way as the kids stay home alone in their multimillion-dollar town houses, partying with drugs and sex and, in the end, much worse. From page one, the pace is set toward an apocalyptic climax. In the penultimate party scene, when we thought we couldn't be surprised, we are shocked. And throughout the book, where there is an excess of everything but hope, we are filled with that very emotion as White Mike struggles for nothing less than his soul. Twelve is "a beautifully tragic and unsettling story ... a reminder of how engrossing a character-driven novel can, and should, be" (Orlando Sentinel).

Title: Twelve

Author Name: McDonnell, Nick

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0802117171

ISBN Number 13: 9780802117175

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002337