A Hall of Mirrors
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1967. His first book, a novel of drifters in New Orleans in the early Sixties caught up in the web of a quasi-religious political machine. Winner of the William Faulkner Award for best first novel of the year as well as a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Made into a not particularly successful film, WUSA, with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Anthony Perkins. A Hall of Mirrors captured the toxic mix of religion, politics, demagoguery and hypocrisy in a way that should have seemed dated by now but instead only seems to be more pertinent to understanding our national political process than ever. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#032582] $250
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