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Welcome to Chatwin Books. We are a new publisher of print and digital books in a wide range of topics, run by a team with many decades of experience in all aspects of the book business.

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"The Announcers" by Greg Perkins

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Chatwin Books publishes literary fiction, contemporary and collected poetry, and fine art and photography books, with a smattering of eclectic titles we believe in. Our list is growing all the time. We ship from our location in downtown Seattle. 

"The Announcers" by Greg Perkins

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"The Announcers" by Greg Perkins

from 17.99

The first book in Greg Perkins' Darkness Before Mourning series. 

In The Announcers, a man relives one of the pivotal periods that shaped his life: the two seasons he spent in Little League with his father, the team's announcer, who was secretly dying of cancer.

Greg Perkins' 19-volume Darkness Before Mourning is one of the largest series of serious fiction ever created by a single author. Over 40 years in the making, each independent work forms part of a biographical continuum, exploring in profoundly dark semi-fictionalized form the author's searing experiences. 

Perkins' absolutist realism, unredeemed by faith, is best compared to Thomas Bernhard, Albert Camus, or Samuel Beckett. The series is a remarkable window into American society, life, family and personal relationships from the 1950s to the present.

Special Limited Edition is limited to 100 signed, numbered copies, with a quotation from the book on a deluxe vellum sheet, handwritten by the author. 

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