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Edinburgh

Edinburgh

(2001)
A novel by

 
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship Prize
Lambda Literary Foundation Editor's Choice Award

"Incomparable . . . because of its bravery, its wisdom, its vitality, and because it's a novel that never stops haunting." - Junot Diaz

"[Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words." - New York Times

"Arresting . . . profound and poetic . . . Chee's voice is worth listening to." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Alexander Chee gets my vote for the best new novelist I've read in some time. Edinburgh is moody, dramatic - and pure." - Edmund White


Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys' choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter, his best friend, is in line to be next. When the director is arrested, Fee tries to forgive himself for his silence. But when Peter takes his own life, Fee blames only himself. In the years that follow he slowly builds a new life, teaching near his hometown. There he meets a young student who is the picture of Peter and is forced to confront the past he believed was gone. Told with "the force of a dream and the heft of a life,"* Edinburgh marked Chee "as a major talent whose career will bear watching" (Publishers Weekly).

"A coming-of-age tale in the grand Romantic tradition, where passions run high, Cupid stalks Psyche, and love shares the dance floor with death . . . A lovely, nuanced, never predictable portrait of a creative soul in the throes of becoming." - Washington Post

 
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Used availability for Alexander Chee's Edinburgh


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Hardback Editions

October 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Edinburgh
Author(s): Alexander Chee
ISBN: 1-56649-225-4 / 978-1-56649-225-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Welcome Rain Publishers
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November 2002 : USA Library Binding
Title: Edinburgh
Author(s): Alexander Chee
ISBN: 1-4177-0692-9 / 978-1-4177-0692-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Edinburgh
Author(s): Alexander Chee
ISBN: 0-544-91612-3 / 978-0-544-91612-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Edinburgh: A Novel
Author(s): Alexander Chee
ISBN: 0-312-30503-6 / 978-0-312-30503-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Edinburgh
Author(s): Alexander Chee
ISBN: 0-7495-5997-7 / 978-0-7495-5997-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Edinburgh
Author(s): Alexander Chee
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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