Title: Shades Of Grey [SIGNED & DATED + Promo Card ...
Publisher: NY: Viking Press
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
First edition, FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED & DATED by JASPER FFORDE directly on the title page (not inscribed to anyone); hardcover with dustjacket; unread in MINT condition (no marks, not book-club ed, not price-clipped, etc); comes with a PROMO CARD, and a GLOSSY PHOTO of the author at the signing event! This is the TRUE first edition of this title (it precedes the UK edition by a couple of weeks), which is the first in a new series. Bookseller Inventory # 01007
Synopsis: From the bestselling author of Thursday Next?a brilliant new novel about a world where social order and destiny are dictated by the colors you can see
Part social satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller, Shades of Grey tells of a battle against overwhelming odds. In a society where the ability to see the higher end of the color spectrum denotes a better social standing, Eddie Russet belongs to the low-level House of Red and can see his own color?but no other. The sky, the grass, and everything in between are all just shades of grey, and must be colorized by artificial means.
Eddie's world wasn't always like this. There's evidence of a never-discussed disaster and now, many years later, technology is poor, news sporadic, the notion of change abhorrent, and nighttime is terrifying: no one can see in the dark. Everyone abides by a bizarre regime of rules and regulations, a system of merits and demerits, where punishment can result in permanent expulsion.
Eddie, who works for the Color Control Agency, might well have lived out his rose-tinted life without a hitch. But that changes when he becomes smitten with Jane, a Grey Nightseer from the dark, unlit side of the village. She shows Eddie that all is not well with the world he thinks is just and good. Together, they engage in dangerous revolutionary talk.
Stunningly imaginative, very funny, tightly plotted, and with sly satirical digs at our own society, this novel is for those who loved Thursday Next but want to be transported somewhere equally wild, only darker; a world where the black and white of moral standpoints have been reduced to shades of grey.
About the Author: Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out of the window and arranging words on a page. He lives and writes in Wales. The Eyre Affair was his first novel in the bestselling "Thursday Next" series. He is also the author of the "Nursery Crime" series.
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