2009 1st edition; "First Edition | First Printing" stated; SIGNED BY AUTHOR; "This is 791 of 800" stated; Coffee House Press, Minneapolis; smaller hardbound in black felt boards with silver lettering; very good condition; no dust jacket.
Surviving on a diet of fried Spam and vodka, Andrew Whittaker is the editor of a small and slightly dingy literary magazine - 'Soap: A Journal of the Arts'. Through this journal, he hopes to fan the flames of literary excellence, publishing such debuts as 'The Toilets of Annapurna' and the intriguing mirror poetry of Miriam Wildercamp. But life is not simple.
His tenants are tiring of their blocked drains and killer-mice, his ex-wife wants money, and he is pursued by a frustrated Canadian. Haven fallen out with the local arts community he decides to set up a literary festival in order to save his failing journal - but will this be Andrew Whittaker's moment of glory or his Waterloo?