Title: Graceland [SIGNED]
Publisher: NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
First edition, FIRST PRINTING; SIGNED by CHRIS ABANI on the title page (simply signed, not inscribed to anyone); hardback with dustjacket in AS NEW (Fine/Fine) condition (no marks, not book-club ed., not price-clipped, etc); ships in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 9046
Synopsis: In this dazzling debut by a singular new talent, the sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Broke, beset by floods and beatings by his alcoholic father, and with no job opportunities in sight, Elvis is tempted by a life of crime. Thus begins his odyssey into the dangerous underworld of Lagos, guided by his friend Redemption and accompanied by a restless hybrid of voices, including the King of Beggars, Sunday, Innocent, and Comfort. Ultimately, young Elvis, drenched in reggae and jazz, and besotted with American film heroes and images, must find his way to a Graceland of his own.
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