At the age of 49, after a lifetime of insomnia and midnight peril, William Cowling believes the hour has come for him to sieze control. So, he begins to dig a hole in his backyard--a shelter against impending doom--much to the chagrin of his family. Ultimately, he finds he must make a choice: safety or sanity; love or fidelity to the truth. Darkly ...Read MoreAt the age of 49, after a lifetime of insomnia and midnight peril, William Cowling believes the hour has come for him to sieze control. So, he begins to dig a hole in his backyard--a shelter against impending doom--much to the chagrin of his family. Ultimately, he finds he must make a choice: safety or sanity; love or fidelity to the truth. Darkly comic, poignant, and provocative, this visionary novel by the author of In the Lake of the Woods captures the essence of what it's like to be a conscious human being in the nuclear age.Read Less
Very Good + in Very Good + jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; very lightly rubbed, remainder mark bottom edge else clean bright & tight-dj very lightly rubbed-in mylar cover-Since 1997 delivering quality books to our neighbors, all around the world!
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author A Very Good copy in an attractive Very Good dust jacket, with the orange background sun-faded to yellow at the spine (not affecting lettering). Tanning at the top edge of the text block, remainder mark/bottom edge, clean within. Briefly inscribed and signed by the author.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 312 p. It says First Edition but it looks like other printings but am not sure. Copyright@ 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 Prompt and Reliable Service In Brodart covering Signature on Title Page
Very Good in J Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 73/4"-93/4" Tall (tall) Signed by authoron title page. Slight shelfwear; sticker residue on endpaper. , 312 pages. Author's fourth book (following the award-winning "Going After Cacciato"); novel concerning the life and fears of one William Cowling, set 10 years in the future (i.e., 1995). Signed: I Signed by Author.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. book: crimp to bottom edge of spine, mild bumping along bottom edge of boards, moderate bump to bottom corner of front board, review copy with publicity sheets & glossy 5x7 b&w author photo couple of tiny dabs of bindery glue on top edge at spine, slight fading to spine. dj: mild wrinkling to top corner of rear panel, tiny scuff to top & bottom edge of front panel and bottom edge of rear panel, approx 1/2" circular closed tear on top edge of spine, mild crease running parallel near top edge of front flap, mild general shelfwear. tightly bound unread copy with complete dj in mylar protection. signed by author on title page. Includes short publisher note, a large publicity card & 5x7 glossy b&w originally signed author photo.
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