This Thing Don't Lead to Heaven. Harry Crews.
This Thing Don't Lead to Heaven
This Thing Don't Lead to Heaven

Ain't Life Fucking Grand?

This Thing Don't Lead to Heaven

Notes: 186 pages.

Crews's third novel, "the story of the struggle between life (a woman) and death (another woman) for the small body and large soul of a midget masseur named Jefferson Davis Munroe"—the dust jacket.

The dedication of this novel reads, "To the memory of my boy Patrick Scott Crews, 1960–1964." Patrick drowned in a neighbor's pool.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing, with no additional printings noted). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with minute wear at the spine ends of the jacket and what may be a faded remainder mark on the top edge. This copy has a terrific inscription, written, apparently, on a very bad day: "To Tom Garner, the way of all flesh; we know of no exceptions. Ain't life fucking grand? Fuck the whole fucking world. Love Harry Crews." The recipient was a Texas attorney and friend of Crews.

Publication: New York: William Morrow and Company, 1970.

Item No: #306943

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