Fight Club (Signed first edition)
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996. First Edition. True first printing with full number line on copyright page. Book is Fine and appears unread. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Ray - Enjoy your fights! Chuck Palahniuk."
A cult classic that was launched into widespread success through its film adaptation, featuring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. When the unnamed narrator begins struggling with insomnia due to the stress of his job, he takes his doctor's advice to attend a testicular cancer support group to "see what real suffering is like." What he discovers is the catharsis of other people's pain -- and his own tears become a pathway to sleep. But the narrator's period of rest is short-lived, thanks to Marla Singer, a fellow support-group "tourist" and Tyler Durden, a charismatic extremist who lures the narrator into a world of underground bare-knuckle fighting and, ultimately, domestic terrorism. Ultimately, through Fight Club and its more politically violent iteration Project Mayhem, the narrator discovers shocking truths about the darkness living within his own psyche. Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #5834)