Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1974. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by Stone to fellow author Chris Offutt in the year of publication: "For Chris Offutt / With congratulations and best wishes until we meet again / Robert Stone." A tremendous association.
Winner of the National Book Award and basis for the violent 1978 neo-noir film, Who'll Stop the Rain, directed by Karel Reisz and starring Nick Nolte and Tuesday Weld.
From the collection of Chris Offutt.
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.
A bit of the usual toning to the page edges, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.