Author:Gifford, Barry


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An Unfortunate Woman

By: Gifford, Barry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Donald S. Ellis / Creative Arts Book Company: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16895

ISBN: 0-916870-73-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

[previous owner's signature at upper corner of front pastedown, otherwise a tight copy with no discernible wear; jacket has just the teensiest bit of wear at a couple of corners]. A woman in her late fifties, finding in difficult circumstances after a lifetime of misfortunes, recalls "her fabulous -- and not so fabulous -- glamorous life with 'the boys,' the big shot racketeers of 1940's Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Jamaica, Cuba and Florida [including' Ben [Bugsy] Siegel, Meyer Lansky, Johnny Reata and others." Errol Flynn pops up as a character, too. View more info

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Night People

By: Gifford, Barry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1992

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 15352

ISBN: 0-8021-1538-1

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj

[very nice copy, tight/clean/unread, no discernible wear; jacket a tiny bit rubbed on the rear panel]. Four related novellas comprising a "road map of the American nightmare." The book "reaches even deeper into the vision of our world that Barry Gifford has painted in his earlier novels, and its pure light is often shocking. Yet no matter how odd, innocent, evil, or downright unearthly his characters are, Gifford dives into their souls, finds the truth of their lives, and delivers it to us with the energy and economy of a Picasso ink drawing." (All right, fine, but are we a... View more info