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The Grand Complication
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hyperion Books
Publication date August 1, 2001
Pages 359
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786866038
ISBN-10 0786866039
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.45
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Confronted by both professional and personal crises, reference librarian Alexander Short gains a new lease on life when he meets Henry James Jesson III, a collector who shares a number of Alexander's uncoventional interests and who hires him for some after-hours research into an enigmatic eighteenth-century inventor. By the author of A Case of Curiosities. 60,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With a boss threatening to exile him to driving a bookmobile in Amish Country and a headstrong wife whose erotic pop-up books fail to revive the couples lost intimacy, Alexander retreats to a world of private annotation. Enter Henry James Jesson III, a collector with an improbably literary name, who shares a number of Alexanders unconventional interests. Soon, Jesson hires Alexander for some after-hours research. As his search advances, the librarian realizes there are many more secrets in Jessons life than the ones found in his dazzling Manhattan salon.

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Hardcover
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from Hyperion Books (August 1, 2001)
9780786866038 | details & prices | 359 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $24.45
About: Confronted by both professional and personal crises, reference librarian Alexander Short gains a new lease on life when he meets Henry James Jesson III, who hires him for some research into an enigmatic eighteenth-century inventor.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780099436850 Book cover for 9780786885183
 
from Gardners Books (February 6, 2003)
9780099436850 | details & prices | 368 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.55
About: Alexander Short, a stylish young reference librarian, is hired by Henry James Jesson III for some after-hours research on a mysterious 18th-century inventor.
Reprint edition from Hyperion Books (August 1, 2002)
9780786885183 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $21.99
About: Confronted by both professional and personal crises, reference librarian Alexander Short gains a new lease on life when he meets Henry James Jesson III, who hires him for some research into an enigmatic eighteenth-century inventor.

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