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Adam Schwartzman was born in Johannesburg in 1973. After completing degrees in English literature and development studies at Oxford University, he held positions in the South African National Treasury, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation. He is the author of three books of poetry—The Good Life, The Dirty Life, and Other Stories; Merrie Afrika!; and Book of Stones—as well as the anthology Ten South African Poets. Eddie Signwriter is his first novel. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey, with his wife and daughter.

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Eddie Signwriter
A Novel
Written by Adam Schwartzman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $15.95

A stunning debut novel—its power and prose evocative of such diverse writers as Faulkner, Ondaatje, Nabokov, and Coetzee–about a young African’s international odyssey of self-discovery.

Kwasi Edward Michael Dankwa—Eddie Signwriter to his clients—is a twenty-year-old painter of murals and billboards in the city of Accra, Ghana, who is buffeted by forces... Read more >
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Eddie Signwriter

Written by Adam Schwartzman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $11.99

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