Taking a different approach, this novel has no story, no plot and no conflict. Instead, it gives a first-person account of that modern experience: working in an office. This is Nicholson Baker's first novel, though his stories have appeared in "The Atlantic" and "The New Yorker".
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Nicholson Baker was born in New York in 1957. He is the author of eight novels, including The Mezzanine, Vox and Room Temperature (all Granta Books), and five non-fiction works, including U & I (also Granta) and Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, for which he won the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Book Description Granta Books, Cambridge, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First English Edition. 8vo. First British Publication, 135 pp.some light foxing on foredges, very good in original balck cloth effect paper covered boardsa, silver foil, light s=wear, very good in lightly shelfworn, very good dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 30667
Book Description Granta, Cambridge, 1989. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine DJ. First UK edition. Dj slightly soiled. Bookseller Inventory # 21060
Book Description Granta Books/Penguin Group, Cambridge and London, 1989. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Uncorrected Proof. 135 pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed on the title page to Greg Gatenby - Canadian writer, poet and founder of the International Festival of Authors. Gatenby was responsible for inviting Nicholson Baker to participate in this Toronto festival in 2009. From Gatenby's personal library and with his signature also on the front free endpaper. Rubbing and surface wear to covers. Otherwise, clean and unmarked. A splendid association copy. Nicholson Baker is an American novelist and essayist. Please see other unique signed and association Nicholson Baker copies we have in stock. Bookseller Inventory # 6664
Book Description Penguin Books / Granta, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE ORDERING THIS BOOK TO CONFIRM BOOK CONDITION AND EDITION (most of our books are 1st editions). We can send you photos of this book with a detailed description . Bookseller Inventory # 17902
Book Description Granta Books in association with Penguin Books, Cambridge, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Celebrated debut novel concerning one man's lunch hour. 135 pages. First edition, first printing. Black cloth boards, unclipped dust jacket (now in a removable protective sleeve). Minimal shelf wear to jacket edges, no inscriptions, tight and square binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 006659
Book Description Granta Books, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. An excellent UK first edition/ first print hardback. A very good clean tight book copy no inscriptions etc. Jacket is very good, bright, clean, unclipped with minimal shelf wear and is now protected with a removable, clear, thin film protector). Bookseller Inventory # 000235
Book Description Cambridge : Granta, 1989. 1st UK edition, hardback in a protected dust jacket. Fine/Fine. ISBN 0140142010. Bookseller Inventory # 60630
Book Description London; Granta;, 1989. First edition, first printing of author's first novel. Fine in fine dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 20771
Book Description Penguin Books / Granta, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. London: Granta, 1989. Hardcover. First British edition. Baker's first novel is a snapshot of an office worker's lunch hour. Inscribed. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 140101OFFFH44BA
Book Description Granta Books, 1989. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140142013-3