Title: Darling Clementine
Publisher: Permanent Press (NY)
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 0932966810 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 006833
Synopsis: DARLING CLEMENTINE is the story of Samantha, a poetess determined to transform her sex life into a meditation: a pathway to enlightenment. Along for the ride is her brand new husband, Arthur Clementine, a wealthy, calm, but crypto-zany Assistant District Attorney for New York County. The novel begins with their meeting and works its way backward and forward. In the past, a series of darkening love affairs leads Sam to a suicide attempts and a breakdown. In the present, Samantha is working on a suicide hotline and using her marriage in a search for radical sanity, a sort of road show of Love's Body. A long the way, she reconciles polymorphous perversity with housework; tries to talk one of William Blake's deities out of killing himself --or someone else; confuses her psychoanalyst; and watches, with everyone else, as the world moves toward the ever popular brink of destruction. All of which is an effervescent combination of Henry Miller and P.G Woodhouse, in a character as daffy and enchanting as Truman Capote's Holly Golightly was in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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