By: Perry, Elaine
New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1990
Edition: First Edition
Inscription: Signed by Author
Seller ID: 9312
Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj
[book very slightly bowed, otherwise a nice tight clean copy; jacket ditto, with minor wrinkling at base of spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Her first novel "depicts with astonishing clarity a near-future world resonant with the past. In New York City, big bands play swing on the radio live from hotel ballrooms, and television commercials offer condominiums in space. Acid rain falls on decaying skyscrapers and elevated trains. Civil-defense klaxons wail in the night, as poisonous water slowly engulfs the city." The protagonist, a woman, is "a bril... View More...