New York: Random House, 1969. First Edition. INSCRIBED by James Crumley on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "Offutt = Here we are in Missoula when our name [sic] have just been in the New Yorker / James Crumley / 9/9/97."
The author's first book, a story of the US Army in peacetime during 1962, set on a base in the Philippines.
Offutt is the author of “Kentucky Straight” and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by “Granta” magazine. He has also written for popular television shows and national publications, has been visiting faculty at numerous institutions including the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and others.
Very Good in a Near Fine dust jacket. Large bruise on the front pastedown, owner blind stamp to the title page. Jacket has light rubbing at the spine ends and corners.