Item #29822 THE SPEED QUEEN. Stewart O'Nan.


New York: Doubleday, 1997.

1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. O'Nan, Stewart. THE SPEED QUEEN. New York: Doubleday, 1997. First Edition. Two Volumes. Presentation & Association Copy[s] inscribed by O'nan to Chris Offutt. Including: 1 - the Advance Reading Copy. 8vo., 212 pp. Fine in printed purple wrappers & 2 - the First Edition. 8vo., 212 pp. Fine in dustwrapper. The ARC is inscribed: " 21 August 96 / For Chris Offutt, / Only 60 miles away from / Route 66 in ABQ / Remember me to UNM and / the Sandias. Hope your new / one blows 'em away. I still / like this one, even after all / The Stephen King problems. Live it up / Stewart O'Nan". O'Nan has written the book's intended title at the top of the title page - "DEAR STEPHEN KING". With - the first hardcover edition in dustwrapper inscribed by O'Nan on the title page: " Stewart O'Nan / For Chris, 6 April 97 / Who taught me everything I know / About writing the novel" Marjorie Standiford is on death row in Oklahoma for her participation in the murder of twelve people in a highway fast-food joint. It's her last day alive. And she's talking into a tape recorder, answering a set of questions prepared by the bestselling "King of Horror" who's bought the rights to her life story. Stewart O'Nan's The Speed Queen was, in fact, originally called Dear Stephen King until lawyers intervened. In the end King liked it & in 2004 co-authored with O'Nan "Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season". Both Stewart O'Nan & Chris Offutt were named one of the twenty best young American fiction writers by Granta. An excellent association set for this highly regarded contemporary novel.

Item #29822    Price: US$2,650.00