Notes: An exceptional inscribed copy of this novel that "spits right in the eye of America's worst traits—violence, materialism, self-absorption, and the drive to dominate—and shows how they lead not to a sense of power, but to despair" (quoting from the front flap of the jacket).
Edition + Condition: First edition (stated, with a numberline ending in 1). Two small stains on the fore-edge, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. This copy came from the private library of Tom Garner, a friend and collector of Crews. Tom asked Crews to inscribe several books with an explanation of the dedications, and this is one of those copies. The printed dedication is to Maggie Powell. The inscription below reads, "For Tom—She taped me together and made me fly again when everybody else said I had no wings. Before this book there had been a nine year drunken silence. She's a fucking Kiler. Harry Crews." I don't think you'll find a better inscription in any copy of this novel.
Publication: New York: Harper & Row, 1987.
Item No: #363049