New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First Edition. In the green-and-purple variant of the jacket, one of three color designs issued simultaneously.

The author's bleakest noir, and his final masterpiece, the tale of an opera tenor who runs to Mexico to flee from professional disgrace, meets a girl there, and then attempts a triumphant return to Hollywood with her as his semi-legal bride. But the glory of his return is brutally stonewalled by the reality of his poor decisions and the pitiless backlash of fame.

Slight spine lean, else Near Fine in a strong Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket spine panel lightly toned, with a few nicks and tiny chips along the top jacket edges.

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