Suder. Percival L. Everett.
Suder
Suder
Suder

Suder

New York: The Viking Press, 1983. First Edition, First Printing. Wrappers. A Fine copy (some modest soiling to the rear wrapper) of the Uncorrected Proof for the first edition, first printing, of Percival Everett's Debut Book which he wrote while working on his AM degree at Brown University; a humorous novel about Craig Suder, a third baseman for the Seattle Mariners baseball team, who falls into a major slump, both on the baseball field and in his private life. In his excellent review of the novel, Jabari Asim, then a writer for the Washington Post web site, in part described the novel as follows: ""Suder," the first of Percival Everett's 10 novels, tells the remarkable story of a struggling third baseman for the Seattle Mariners. Mired in a slump that threatens to drag his team down with him, Craig Suder is equally hapless at home, suspicious of his wife and unable to connect with his son. Given some time off to regroup, he stumbles through a thwarted drug deal, develops an unusual attachment to a classic jazz recording, and acquires a pet elephant before finally attempting the fine art of flight. At times absurd, frequently funny and always bittersweet, Suder successfully subverts many of the bugaboos that can preoccupy observers of the American scene. // Everett, a Southerner who now lives in California, manages this subversion with sly matter-of-factness, in language and dialogue impressively devoid of the deadly earnestness that frequently burdens such explorations. Everett takes apart various stereotypical images of black men -- jock, musician, sexual threat -- while putting his hero through a series of comic misadventures, leavening his subtle social commentary with dry irony." Copies of the Uncorrected Proof for this Debut are exceedingly scarce to the market. Fine. Item #770

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