New York: Random House, 2020.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Emma Cline to blank page bound in by the publisher. Stated first edition, with full number line indicating first printing. 8 1/2" X 5 5/8". 267pp. Mild wear to unclipped dust jacket, with scuffing to silver "Signed Copy" sticker at front panel. BOund in full white paper over boards, with spine lettered in silver. Small neat tear to end of spine, else fine, firm, tight, and sound. Pages are clean, bright, and unread. An overall very presentable signed first printing of this eagerly anticipated story collection exploring the dark corners of human experience by the New York Times bestselling author of The Girls.
ABOUT DADDY: STORIES:
“Daddy’s ten masterful, provocative stories confirm that Cline is a staggering talent.”—Esquire • “Brilliant . . . Cline is an astonishingly gifted stylist. . . . These stories vibrate with life.”—The New York Times Book Review
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
An absentee father collects his son from boarding school after a shocking act of violence. A nanny to a celebrity family hides out in Laurel Canyon in the aftermath of a tabloid scandal. A young woman sells her underwear to strangers. A notorious guest arrives at a placid, not-quite rehab in the Southwest.
In ten remarkable stories, Emma Cline portrays moments when the ordinary is disturbed, when daily life buckles, revealing the perversity and violence pulsing under the surface. She explores characters navigating the edge, the limits of themselves and those around them: power dynamics in families, in relationships, the distance between their true and false selves. They want connection, but what they provoke is often closer to self-sabotage. What are the costs of one’s choices? Of the moments when we act, or fail to act? These complexities are at the heart of Daddy, Emma Cline’s sharp-eyed illumination of the contrary impulses that animate our inner lives. Very good + / very good +. Item #7555