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Falling Up the Stairs

by Lileks, James

First Edition

Price: $35.00
from: ReadInk


  • Seller Inventory #: 8708
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 052524655X
  • ISBN 13: 9780525246558
  • Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: (c.1988)
  • Keywords: 0-525-24655-X, Comic Novel, Minneapolis, Newspapers, Editors, Nutrition, Fanatics, Terrorism, First Novel

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1988). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-525-24655-X . [nice tight copy, very minor soiling to page edges, NO remainder mark; jacket rubbed/scuffed, some surface-scratching]. The Minneapolis-based columnist/humorist's elusive first novel, about the " society" editor of a small-town Minnesota newspaper, whose wish for a simple life goes wildly awry, first when he inherits his great-aunt's house -- "the Minneapolis version of Mad King Ludwig's castle," complete with ancient servants and a freeloading cousin -- and then when he gets involved as the unwilling "media mouthpiece" for AIL, the Alimentary Instruction League, "a nonimperialist, nonsexist, nonracist, pronutrition radical cell dedicated to the struggle of changing America's eating habits by whatever means necessary." The organization's motto is "Eat Right or Die," and they soon hatch a plan to put plutonium into the water supply. .