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QUARRINGTON, Paul. The Service. (Designed by Glenn Goluska). Toronto: CoachHouse Press, (1978). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-182,(2). 8vo, blank black c ard covers in printed red jacket, black lettering to front cover and spine.Quarrington's first novel. Front cover adds: "Starring Horace 'Hoggy' Hodg kins. Featuring Within: the inscrutable Watford Hennessey Argyle, the grotesque Little Wilburforce, & a veritable OCEAN of tohers. The rest of the Hodgkinses -- Joseph, Theodosia, Margaret, Penny and Horace Jr., with a special guest appearance by the fabulous SQUABB, Pirate and Poet! And! Edward Bullman, Aloysius Punctilio, The Captain, Harvac the Magnificent, Lila the Lizard Lady, the Red-haired Boy, Bosco, Dora, Cumquat, Bertrand Tinker, and many, many, many more... Not to mention a HOST of NAKED LADIES, young & old, ugly & beautiful, cavorting through FIRES & DREAMS!!!" "Hilarious and bawdy, 'The Service' gives new dimensions to the satiric portrayal of the littleman overwhelmed by uncaring technology, & to the little man's dependence o n shrink, guru, or master. While its characters are as small as those of Barth's 'The End of the Road';, their fantasies are large -- and boldly erotic." - from the rear panel. Front inner hinge tender, name inked to half-title page, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. 35.00
Title: Service, The. First Edition, paperback in dustjacket.
Publisher: Coach House Press, Toronto, 1978, ISBN:0889101167:
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