Death is a Lonely Business. 1st trade ed in dj


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BRADBURY, Ray. Death is a Lonely Business. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.First Trade Edition. Pp. 277. 8vo, brown paper covered boards, black cloth spine. "Ray Bradbury's new novel, his first for 23 years, is a work of sup erb power, wit and magic: a fitting masterpiece from the master of the storytelling art. In the great tradition of Chandler and Hammett the book is a carnival of extraordinary characters - a classic mystery, a love story, anda nostalgic evocation of a time and place. The time is 1949. In Venice, Ca lifornia, they are tearing down the amusement pier. Already the roller coaster has fallen to its knees under the wrecking ball and lies scattered on the ground like dinosaur bones. And the theatre that enchanted with Chaney and Fairbanks has only one word on its marquee: goodbye. Death is everywhere. With a cast of grotesques both lovable and unlovable - from the fat diva Fannie (so fat that she can't sleep lying down) to the sexy ageing film star, from the barber with his dreams of Scott Joplin to the blind man who sees more that he lets on - Death Is a Lonely Business is a joy of a novel". Vg-fine in vg unclipped dj. 25.00

Title: Death is a Lonely Business. 1st trade ed in dj

Author Name: BRADBURY, Ray

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1985,:

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