Eddie Signwriter by Adam Schwartzman
by Adam Schwartzman
Pantheom Books, 210 [First Edition], ISBN 9780307378736, hardcover wth blue cloth binding, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions; dust-jacket in near fine condition with creasing to rear wrap (see photographs)
"Kwasi Edward Michael Dankwa - Eddie Signwriter to his clients - is a twenty-year-old painter of murals and billboards i the city of Accra, Ghana, who is buffeted by forces beyond his control and understanding as he is swept up by the passions and machinations of others. Struggling with a forbidden relationship, banished from school, held responsible for the death of a notable woman in the community, Eddie flees overland to Senegal and then, illegally, to France, determined to find a new life for himself among the immigrant communities of Paris.
Following him across magnificently rendered African lands into the precincts of Paris, Eddie Signwriter gives us a spellbinding tale of rootlessness and desire, of disgrace and redemption, of politics both personal and global, of art and love. Empathetic, wise, deeply humane, and luminously written, it heralds Adam Schwartzman as a writer of great promise."