Title: Rubicon Beach
Publisher: Poseidon Press
Publication Date: 1986
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1986. Poseidon Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Remainder Mark On Bottom Edge. 36. 300 pages. September 1986. hardcover. Jacket illustration by Rick Lovell. Signed by The Author. 0671604589. keywords:. inventory # 24870. FROM THE PUBLISHER - We came into L.A. middusk. It took two hours sailing in, past the blank smoky moors of the Hollywood Peninsula, navigating our way through the outlying swamps where the Hancock Park mansions loomed in ruin, sea water rolling in and out of the porticoes around the doors. Sometimes in the upper floors of a couple Of the big houses you could catch a Light burning, which would suddenly go out as our boat neared. We crossed the rest of the lagoon into Downtown and then up the main canal. There was a sound from the Chinese storefronts along the water It was like bubbling music. What’s that sound, I said to someone on board, who did not answer, some guy was calling to him from the dock something about cargo, and the one on board called back glancing my way. I was the cargo. Thus Cale, a stranger with a haunted past, comes to L.A., a world utterly dislocated from the one we know. Here, he will find a dark elusive girl, and his obsessive pursuit of her will lead him deeper into a world of dreams betrayed, to the shores of Rubicon Beach, where he will come face to face with his lost destiny. Steve Erickson, in his second novel, creates a place of leftover passions and decayed meanings, infused with a highly charged poetic vision. This is the world, and this is the novel, that establishes Erickson as one of the most original, powerful and evocative American writers of the decade. Steve Erickson has written for a number of magazines, including Esquire and Rolling Stone. . Very Good In Dustjacket. Remainder Mark On Bottom Edge. Bookseller Inventory # 24870
Synopsis: A prisoner with a haunted past is released into ravaged Los Angeles, where he pursues an elusive girl to the shores or Rubicon Beach and faces his lost destiny. In his second novel, Steve Erickson creates a decaying world filled with leftover passions and poetic vision that established him as one of the most original and evocative American writers of his generation.
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