Boston: Little, Brown & Company, (1961). First Edition. Hardcover. Advance Copy in plain printed white dustwrapper with praise from the publisher on the front and rear panels, including a blurb by Alfred Kazin. Yates's powerful first book which Kurt Vonnegut called "the Great Gatsby of our time." Tennessee Williams said of this book: "Here is more than fine writing; here is what, added to fine writing, makes a book come immediately, intensely, and brilliantly alive. If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction, I am sure I don't know what it is." An Academy-Award nominated film was made from this book reuniting Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet from TITANIC. Just about Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper with the spine tanned but in this case much less severely than typically found. Item #020856
"No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying."