First paperback edition, issued simultaneously with hardback and limited signed editions. Signed by the author. Original illustrated card wrappers lettered to spine and front panel. Lilac endpapers. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout. Wrappers are (minimally) toned, the fore-edge a touch dusty. Signed copies of the trade paperback edition are uncommon.

Signed by Charles Bukowski in black ink to the title page. The author's penultimate novel, a roman clef recounting his experiences in the film industry. Printed April 1989 in Santa Barbara and Ann Arbor by Graham Mackintosh and Edwards Brothers. Designed by Barbara Martin. In addition to the edition in wrappers, there were 1,000 hardback copies; 500 signed and numbered hardback copies; and 176 handbound copies each with a print signed by Bukowski.

Stock code: 25690


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