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Poor Things signed by Alasdair Gray 1st / 1st 1992


First US edition and first print published by Harcourt Brace in 1992. This copy is in near fine condition. The wrapper is immaculate with no wear or issues. It has a hint of fading to the spine. It is not price clipped. The book is also in very presentable condition with no foxing or handling wear. Overall a near fine copy and signed by the author to the front free end paper.


Poor Things won the Whitbread Novel Award in 1992 and the Guardian Fiction Prize for 1992.

The novel was called "a magnificently brisk, funny, dirty, brainy book" by the London Review of Books and is a departure from Gray's usual subject-matter of Glasgow realism and fantasy. However, its Victorian narrative takes in Gray's previous concerns with social inequalities, relationships, memory and identity.