New York: Simon and Schuster, 1971. First printing. Hardcover. 159pp. Octavo [21 cm] Black cloth with a bright yellow ink stamped title on the spine. In a dust jacket with subtle toning, and a light crease that runs from the head to the foot of the rear inside flap. Near fine / very good. Item #64891
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.