Item No: #362899 The Desert Rose. Larry McMurtry.
The Desert Rose
The Desert Rose

The Desert Rose

Notes: A novel about a Las Vegas showgirl. In his memoir Literary Life, McMurtry said he wrote this novel "in twenty-two days" and that the book "seemed to flow out of me as rapidly as I could type. The Desert Rose was supposed to have been a screenplay, but, to my intense relief, it came out as a novel. I had hardly written a sentence I liked for eight years: to actually enjoy my own prose again was a big, big deal" (p. 91).

254 pages.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing with a numberline ending in 1). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket (no remainder mark). A very nice copy. Inscribed, "For Tom, Larry McMurtry" on the front free endpaper.

Publication: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983.

ISBN: 0671461435

Item No: #362899

Price: $75

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