New York: Doubleday, 2009. First Edition. The author's eighth novel, inscribed to his friend, advocate, and correspondant of 25 years, who he holds in high esteem; Lethem has written effusively about Berger and his work in The Paris Review and The New York Times. A distinguished copy, connecting two prominent New York authors. Item #4736
First Printing. Octavo (24.25cm); navy blue paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [x],467,pp. Inscribed by the author to Thomas Berger on the title page: "For my great friend & master, Tom Berger, yours / J. Lethem / 9.19.09." Spine ends gently nudged, lower corners tapped (though still sharp), else Near Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $27.95), showing light wear to extremities.