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Ultimate Good Luck, The

Ford, Richard

ISBN 10: 0002718537 / ISBN 13: 9780002718530
Published by Collins Harvill, London, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A fine/fine copy of the UK first edition -- the design on the DJ is actually more arresting than that of the first US edition, as is often the case. This copy came from the Comstock collection, so it's provenance is impeccable. Randall Comstock's collection numbered more than 20,000 UK and US first editions, many of them signed. There are no bookplate or other marks on this copy. Ford's Fourth Novel, "hardboiled and Tough," and One of His Best, Set in Oaxaca, Mexico , Among Soldiers, Urban Guerrillas, American Tourists, Drugpushers and Poor Mexican Indians. Two Young Americans Become Involve in All This, and It's a Memorable Story. A Fine/Fine Copy of the First UK Edition, Signed By the Author. Bookseller Inventory # 080234X

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Title: Ultimate Good Luck, The

Publisher: Collins Harvill, London

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First UK Edition, SIGNED by the Author

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Set in the tough and sleazy Mexican city of Oaxaca, Harry and Rae attempt to spring Rae's brother from jail. They soon become involved in a nightmare situation of violence and deceit. Previous titles by the same author include "Rock Springs", "A Piece of my Heart" and "The Sportswriter".

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l of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from Jail and, ideally, to get him away form the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him.

"His prose has a taut, cinematic quality that bathes his story with the same hot, mercilessly white light that scorches Mexico."--New York Times Book Review

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