"Perhaps my fate was sealed when I sold my three-year-old sister..." And so began Amy Dickerson's lifelong fascination with the art and exhilaration of the sale. Ambitious, winsome, and ceaselessly charismatic, Amy is the star employee of Nichols and Gray, an auction house catering to the shopping pheromones of the rich and powerful. She has ...
"Perhaps my fate was sealed when I sold my three-year-old sister..." And so began Amy Dickerson's lifelong fascination with the art and exhilaration of the sale. Ambitious, winsome, and ceaselessly charismatic, Amy is the star employee of Nichols and Gray, an auction house catering to the shopping pheromones of the rich and powerful. She has turned the pitch into her creative art, using the abundant talents of a sophisticated woman: wit, charm, knowledge, and above all an outstanding ability to read people and intuit their deepest desires. Her customers are intoxicated with love for the objects that define them and thrilled by the act of making them their own. And sometimes, such as when a mysterious man locks eyes with her as she gives "fair warning" before sounding the auction gavel, that object is Amy herself. After years of fighting a smothering mother, a suburbanite sister whom Amy struggles to respect, a late father who never forgave Amy for abandoning the family business, and the ghosts of doomed relationships, Amy thinks she has finally found love in the form of Alain Bouchard, a suave and sophisticated French business mogul who aims to be Amy's new boss. It all seems perfect until unsettling signs begin to appear. Is Alain so different from Amy's alienated clients - connoisseurs who lose touch with the very things they pursue? From one of the most versatile and highly acclaimed writers of fiction, Fair Warning is a sweeping, fast-moving and alluringly intimate meditation on the possibility of love in a world where everyone must own or be owned.
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Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0871138336. SIGNED on title page by Robert Olen Butler. Tight, clean and crisp. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. An excellent copy protected in a new Mylar cover.; 8vo; 240 pages; Signed by Author.
Fine in Fine jacket. 0871138336 SIGNED American first edition, first printing. Signed on the inside title page by author. Published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 2002. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Fine condition with no bumps or marks. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Oversize and heavy items may require additional postage.; Signed By Author.
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Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author First edition, first printing, hardcover. 225 pages. Near fine with head/tail of spine bumped, in a near fine dust jacket with light edgewear. Mylar cover on dust jacket. SIGNED (signagture only) by author on title page. "Butler's enthralling glimpse into the world of Nichols and Gray, a Manhattan auction house catering to the shopping pheromones of the rich and powerful."
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Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new. ) SIGNED by author-HC 1st ed-Expanded from an award-winning short story, this novel is a glimpse into the world of Manhattan art auction houses. SIGNED on the title page. 225 pp.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author. 0871138336 This hardcover book is square and tight, being a stated first edition. The boards, spine, endpages, and gilt/lettering are all pristine. The pages are clean, having no markings or folds. The dustjacket is bright and AS NEW. Original price is intact. Brodart protected. No remainder mark. Not ex-lib. Collection quality. Signed by Author on title page.
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