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Synopsis: With Lookout Cartridge, Joseph McElroy established a reputation as one of contemporary fiction's foremost innovators and deft observers into the fissures of modern society. It is a novel of dazzling intricacy, absorbing suspense, and the highest ambition: to redeem the great claim of paranoia on the American psyche.
In trying to figure out just who is so threatened by an innocent piece of cinema verité filmed in collaboration with a friend, Cartwright finds himself at the heart of a mystery stretching from New York and London to Corsica and Stonehenge. With each new fact he gathers, both the intricacy of the syndicate arrayed against him and what his search will cost him become alarmingly clear.
About the Author: Joseph McElroy is the author of eight novels, including A Smuggler's Bible and Actress in the House (both available from Overlook). He is the recipient of a Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Ingram Merrill Foundations.
Title: Lookout Cartridge.
Publisher: Random House Inc (T)
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Knopf, 1974. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st Edition. New York. 1974. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 531 pages. January 1975. hardcover. Jacket design by Fred Marcellino. 0394493753. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 8381. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This mystery set mainly in London and New York centers upon a film made by two Americans living in England, Dagger DiGorro and his friend Cartwright. Certain forces are threatened by the film, by Cartwright’s diary of its shooting, and by his inquiry into why it was apparently destroyed. His family in danger now as well, Cartwright revises his recollection of the actual scenes shot in the film, as bits from diary, memory, and film come together, hiding or revealing one another; and in the process he reconstructs for us not only the film but the rich and peculiar reality of his life abroad. Corsica, Wales, Stonehenge, a country house and its rainy patio where an umbrella shelters a deserted TV receiving Apollo 15 pictures from the moon - these scenes turn back upon Cartwright’s ambiguous relations with his wife, Lorna, who has at last managed to settle into English life, and with his son Will, an English schoolboy, and with Lorna’s best friend, the fascinating and difficult Tessa. His daughter Jenny, meanwhile, has become involved in the very network of forces the film threatens. Above all, we see Cartwright tramping the Outer Hebrides answering death with death, shadowed at Chartres, finding his perilous way over the map of New York City past and present; Cartwright alone and totally connected on the lookout for a sign from his people or a sound from his unknown enemy. A breathless rhythm of transatlantic flights drives the story through random and political violence. At the crux is Cartwright’s strangely increasing power - compounded of courage, luck, compulsiveness, and the sense that he has been inserted into a vast collaboration. What the Druid Andsworth has told him - about the human body, computer circuits, new forms of telepathic contact - combines with Cartwright’s technological imagination and survival instinct to carry his actions beyond pessimism and grotesque comedy, easy or tragic endings, to a series of haunting climaxes. One by one they bring us closer to this businessman, husband, father, filmmaker, visionary, and to truths vagrant and compelling about the suppositions to which we anchor our lives. Joseph McElroy is the author of eight novels, including A SMUGGLER’S BIBLE and ACTRESS IN THE HOUSE. He is the recipient of a Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Ingram Merrill Foundations. . Bookseller Inventory # 8381
Book Description U.S.A.: Random House Inc (T), 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. VG/G. jacket in mylar. 1st printing. Three edge tears - one to front panel corner at head, two to rear near head and tail. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1479831386299
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1974. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good dust jacket. Owner name to FEP. Text is clean and unmarked. First Edition is stated. ; 9.40 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 531 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2752
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, U. S. A., 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Faint discoloration to board edges, otherwise a clean copy. Dust jacket shows faint edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 14199
Book Description Alfred A Knopf, N.Y., 1974. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Protected jacket and covers in near fine shpae, price intact, binding straight, pages clean and unmarked. A small American flag logo appears on the flyleaf. first edtion, first printing. Bookseller Inventory # 010274
Book Description Random House Inc (T), 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020394493753
Book Description Random House Inc (T), 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110394493753
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97803944937563.0
Book Description New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974., 1974. Book Condition: Very good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. 1974. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JOSEPH MCELROY - Octavo, cloth-backed boards titled & decorated in gilt in a dust wrapper. The top corner of the front cover is bumped & the spine is lightly rubbed. The extremities are slightly darkened. The dust jacket is slightly rubbed. [vi] & 531 pages plus colophon. Very good. First edition.Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Doris / from/ Joe / January 1975".Surprisingly uncommon in the first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 33433
Book Description Random House Inc (T), 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394493753