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Gold Fame Citrus - Claire Vaye Watkins

Gold Fame Citrus - Claire Vaye Watkins

These low numbered books are from an exclusive edition of only 250 copies.

Title: Gold Fame Citrus

Author:  Claire Vaye Watkins

ISBN:  9781784292867

Weight:  901 g

Numbered signed first edition, first printing



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Our price:  £18.99

Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

Desert sands have laid waste to the south-west of America.  Las Vegas is buried.  California – and anyone still there – is stranded.  Any way out is severely restricted.  But Luz and Ray are not leaving.  They survive on water rations, black market fruit and each other’s need.  Luz needs Ray, and Ray must be needed.  But then they cross paths with a mysterious child, and the thirst for a better future begins.

It’s said there’s a man on the edge of the Dune Sea.  He leads a camp of believers.  He can find water.  Drawn into this magnetic heart of darkness, Luz thinks she has found their saviour.  For the will to survive taps hidden powers; and the needed, and the needy, will exploit it.

Like Margaret Atwood, Claire Vaye Watkins uses dystopia to traverse the scarred frontier of the heart, exploring the myths we tell about others and ourselves.  In her bare and brilliant prose, nature and human nature, conspiracy and cult, motherhood and manhood are played out across the vast, implacable desert.

Peer & Press Reviews

An extraordinary novel: relentlessly brilliant, utterly fearless, and often savagely funny.  Watkins explores the maze of human thirst in all its forms.  Here’s a love story that tracks the mutating hopes of two lost souls, in prose that is fever-bright and ferociously assured.  More confirmation that Watkins is one of the brightest stars in our firmament.

Karen Russell, author of Swamplandia

The book is packed with persuasive detail, luminous writing, and a grasp of the history (popular, political, natural and imagined) needed to tell a story that is original yet familiar, strange yet all too believable.

Publisher’s Weekly

An unforgettable journey into a hauntingly imagined near-future.  With her mind-bending vision, breathtaking storytelling and utterly original voice, Claire Vaye Watkins is one of my favorite writers.

Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being

Bibliographic Info

Title:Gold Fame Citrus
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Edition background:

This numbered edition comes from a small print run of only 250 copies commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

The book is an exclusive edition with yellow sprayed page edges and gold and copper coloured decorative head and tail bands.

Choice of Numbers:

34 or 36 (of 250, subject to availability)

The handwritten number is in the centre of a blind embossed circular ‘stamp’ (technically known as a seal) on the title page.  Around its edge, the seal reads EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION.

Overall condition:Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed:On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher:Quercus Publishing
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9781784292867
ISBN 10:1784292869
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d):242 x 161 x 35mm
Design Credits
Author photograph:Heike Steinweg
Jacket design:Rachel Willey
Book design & illustrations: Lauren Kolm

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