David Mamet's first novel
First UK edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14cm, 238pp.
David Mamet's first novel is an examination of a terrible emptiness at the core of American life. Set in an anonymous small town, it centres on four people: Dick, petulant hardware store owner on the brink of bankruptcy; Henry, an elderly hunter adrift in cosmic speculations and the memories of the good old days, when life was simpler; Marty, who chops firewood and exults in the outdoors while his marriage and adolescent son slide toward disaster; and Maris, a foul-mouthed, sexually active young woman whose nonchalance conceals sadistic fantasies of torture.
This copy is in very good condition with just a little light wear to the wrapper.