NY, Farrar Straus, (1992). The uncorrected proof copy of Johnson's collection of linked stories exploring addiction; this copy was used by James McManus for his review in the New York Times and bears extensive markings and comments. Among other things, McManus wrote: "has the rhythm of a poem/ more than even a novel/ much more than that of a short story collection." Johnson won the National Book Award for his massive Vietnam novel, Tree of Smoke, but it is this title that is widely considered his most powerful and emblematic. Near fine in wrappers. [#033922] $1,500
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