Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry writes novels set in the American Heartland. But his real territory is the heart itself. His gift for writing about women - their love for their reckless, hopeless men, their ability to see the good in losers, and their peculiar combination of emotional strength and sudden weakness - makes The Desert ...
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry writes novels set in the American Heartland. But his real territory is the heart itself. His gift for writing about women - their love for their reckless, hopeless men, their ability to see the good in losers, and their peculiar combination of emotional strength and sudden weakness - makes The Desert Rose the bittersweet, funny, and touching book that it is. Harmony is a Las Vegas showgirl. At night she's a lead dancer in a gambling casino; during the day she raises peacocks. She's one of a dying breed of dancers, faced with fewer and fewer jobs and an even bleaker future. Yet she maintains a calm cheerfulness in that arid neon landscape of supermarkets, drive-in wedding chapels, and all-night casinos. While Harmony's star is fading, her beautiful, cynical daughter Pepper's is on the rise. But Harmony remains wistful and optimistic through it all. She is the unexpected blossom in the wasteland, the tough and tender desert rose. Hers is a loving portrait that only Larry McMurtry could render.
Fine. Number 234 of a special limited edition of 250, SIGNED by the author. Danbom and Son Books is a member of the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Assn.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; A republication of McMurtry's story of a Las Vegas casino dancer who somehow remains optimistic in that arid land of supermarkets, casinos, and second-rate men.; Signed by Author 0-671-49423-6; Signed by Author(s)
Fine. Signed, limited first edition (ours is number 41 of 250 hand-numbered copies), 1983. Cloth hardcover in cloth slipcase, 254 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine slipcase, a bit of discoloration to the cloth covers of the book, light rubbing to the slipcase. Signed by McMurtry on the limitation page.
Near Fine. No Jacket as Issued. A handsome Limited Numbered First Edition signed by Larry McMurtry on the limitation page and numbered 148 of 250 Limited Edition copies. Bound in dark pink cloth, the book is in fine unread condition but for the lightest touches of wear. 254 pp. With a matching cloth slipcase. A beautiful set.
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