New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2009.
First Edition. Paperback. Signed by Paul Harding at title page, with photograph of Harding signing the book laid in. True first printing out of a first print run of only 3,500 copies, with full number line to copyright page. 7" X 4 7/8". 191pp. A touch of shelfwear to matte wraps featuring cover photography by Edwin Tse, with very faint dust soiling to bottom of front wrap. A highly presentable signed first printing of Paul Harding's Tinkers, the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Published in a first print run of only 3500 by the small and independent Bellevue Literary Press, Tinkers' Pulitzer win marked the first time a book published by a small independent press had won the Pulitzer for fiction since A Confederacy of Dunces in 1981. The Pulitzer Prize committee describes Tinkers as: "A powerful celebration of life in which a New England father and son, through suffering and joy, transcend their imprisoning lives and offer new ways of perceiving the world and mortality." Near fine. Item #8738