Bea Maxwell has been kissed only once and has never been in love. Apart from a stint in Chicago, she has always lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin where ...Show synopsisBea Maxwell has been kissed only once and has never been in love. Apart from a stint in Chicago, she has always lived in Green Bay, Wisconsin where she cares for her invalid mother. Mona Simpson charts Bea's solitary but self-possessed life and that of her school-friend June and the younger, polio-afflicted Shelley. All three women's lives are linked through Bill, Bea's jazz-loving boss and the town cad. Mona Simpson's exquisite novella reminds us of the positive virtues of constancy and fidelity in a world driven by change, ambition and twists of chance. Any woman who has ever wondered at the course her life has taken will discover truth and reassurance in Off Keck Road. It confirms Mona Simpson's status as one of the finest and most sensitive observers of the human heart.Hide synopsis
Description:As New in Fine jacket. First Edition/First Printing 2000. A...As New in Fine jacket. First Edition/First Printing 2000. A handsome first print copy in very fine condition in an unclipped and very fine dustjacket--this copy is signed by the author on the title page. Simpson is the author of "Anywhere But Here" and "The Lost Father". Collectable condition.
Description:As New in As New jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author...As New in As New jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author The book and dust jacket are both brand new in a new mylar dust jacket cover. An unread copy that is neatly signed by the author on the title page.
Description:Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 167...Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 167 pages. As New in As New dust jacket. The author's fourth novel. One of Mona Simpson's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Mona Simpson's fourth novel. It is so closely and tautly written that it has been mistakenly labeled as a novella by some commentators. It is a novel, near-perfect, and proof that brevity is the soul of wisdom. "Should not be read in public places, against the certainty of tears. Continually moving in a wry, Chekhovian way" (The Atlantic Monthly). An absolute "must-have" title for Mona Simpson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and inscribed in red fountain pen on the title page by the author: "With best wishes, Mona Simpson Oak Park". The recipient is named. This title is now collectible. This is the only such signed, placed, and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MONA SIMPSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0375410104.
Description:As New in Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 1st Printing. 8vo...As New in Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 1st Printing. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by author on title page in black fountain ink. As new, unread copy, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. L68.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth...Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 176 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author First edition, first...Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author First edition, first printing, hardcover. 167 pages. Red cloth with black titles over pumpkin paper-covered boards. Fine with tail of spine lightly bumped, in a fine, mylar-covered dust jacket. SIGNED by author on title page. "In Green Bay, Wisconsin-here vividly realized and imagined-Bea Maxwell comes of age in the fifties, and OFF KECK ROAD follows her extended circle along the arc of their lives, through their frustrations and occasional successes, well toward old age. A story of family and friends, of change and many generations, it gathers itself around this remarkable woman, who discovers much about the world from her experience in the one place she has always belonged."
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 0375410104 First Print....Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 0375410104 First Print. Signed in person by the author directly on the FULL title page NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. DJ in Mylar.
Description:Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Glued...Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Glued paper binding. 167 p. Audience: General/trade. Very Good soft cover. First Vintage edition, first printing. 167 pages. Titley page signed by author.
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