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Dexterity

(1989)
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"Here is an extraordinary writer... he tells his story with a density that we associate with Henry James. I am convinced that Dexterity is a great and original book." - William Kennedy

"From his supple prose to his common touch, one can detect in Douglas Bauer a substantial talent. The genius of Dexterity is that it is scrupulously organized and yet seamless in its narrative structure. In other words, Mr. Bauer is himself extremely dexterous." - New York Times Book Review

"An altogether stunning debut... Bauer's prose is rich, startlingly resonant, stylistically powerful." - The Detroit News

Douglas Bauer's profound and exquisitely written first novel quickly established him as one of America's best new writers. This is the story of Ed and Ramona, high school lovers who married young. And when Ramona, seeing the ever-clearer reality of life with Ed, turns and walks away from her house, from her life, and from her small baby boy, Ed is stunned into a depth of uncomprehending rage. With a deer hunter's patience and a maniacal precision, Ed gathers what he needs and, in the dark of early winter, leaves to find his wife.

This darkly poetic novel is imbued with the same tough and tender understanding of the emotional lives of real people that distinguishes Bauer's subsequent novels, The Very Air and The Book of Famous Iowans.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1989 : UK Hardback
Title: Dexterity
Author(s): Douglas Bauer
ISBN: 0-00-223554-4 / 978-0-00-223554-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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March 1989 : USA Hardback
Title: Dexterity: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Bauer
ISBN: 0-671-64997-3 / 978-0-671-64997-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Dexterity: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Bauer
ISBN: 1-60938-267-6 / 978-1-60938-267-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Of Iowa Press
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February 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Dexterity
Author(s): Douglas Bauer
ISBN: 0-8050-4302-0 / 978-0-8050-4302-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Owl Books
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September 1990 : UK Paperback
Title: Dexterity (Flamingo)
Author(s): Douglas Bauer
ISBN: 0-00-654380-4 / 978-0-00-654380-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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May 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Dexterity
Author(s): Douglas Bauer
ISBN: 0-449-21864-3 / 978-0-449-21864-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Dexterity
Author(s): Douglas Bauer
Publisher: Foreverland Press
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