New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. 159pp. Octavo [21 cm] Black cloth with a bright yellow ink stamped title on the spine. The front board is heavily faded along the top edge, the top edge of the rear board less so. In a dust jacket, with toning, sporadic 1/4" chips in the edges, and several creases to the inside flaps (the longest extending from the head to the foot). Very good / very good. Item #51892
The author's fourth novel. A fictional account of the author's time spent as a fire lookout on the north rim of the grand canyon. Abbey blends both the dying of his wife in a New Jersey hospital, and one Carol Turner, who disappeared into Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument into this bittersweet love story.