First edition of author's second book. Very light wear causing grade of "near fine". No chips on dust jacket. Number line goes down to "1". Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: An atmospheric thriller of menace, eroticism, and psychological revelation. Harry Quinn and his girlfriend Rae head to Oaxaca, Mexico to spring Rae's brother Sonny from jail and protect him from the sinister drug dealer he is suspected of having double-crossed. But instead of a simple jail-break, Harry and Rae fall into a nightmarish series of entanglements with ex-pat whores and mute Zapotec Indians. The Cocaine Era's answer to Graham Greene, this exquisitely choreographed novel tracks Rae's and Harry's inexorable descent into the Mexican underworld, where only a stroke of ultimate good luck can keep them alive.
From the Inside Flap:
In this novel 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
Title: The Ultimate Good Luck
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 1981
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89270415
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP85664108
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP72943382
Book Description Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0395303737I3N00
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97803953037334.0
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1981. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. *HARDBACK, no edition stated w/date of 1981 on title and copyright pages. Black cloth boards w/silver gilt lettering on front and spine. Minor edge and handling wear to boards. Small bumped area on top front board. Dj in good condition. Dj has edgewear, notches, small tears and creases. Previous owner used glue to tape dj endflaps to inside boards. The old glue has broken loose leaving brown spots on inside boards and stains on dj flaps. Minor spotting on page edges and a checkmark on ffep, otherwise book generally clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 013128
Book Description Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0395303737 1981 Houghton Mifflin hard cover - 1st edition 1st printing - note inside cover - some pen note taking and unlining - minor staining to dust jacket (now in mylar cover) minor staining to page edge - otherwise cover and binding fine - contents fine - enjoy this rare copy of Ford's 2nd book. Bookseller Inventory # U5-V0IR-4UBH
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. Black cloth, silver titling on front board and spine. Just a hint of edge rubbing, and page edges are very lightly age toned. In edge rubbed, lightly age toned (white background on DJ) , DJ. Now protected in a mylar jacket. A great copy of Ford's second novel. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 201 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 49981
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! 7F. Bookseller Inventory # 0395303737
Book Description 1981. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1981. 1st Edition. 201 p. Hardbound with Dust Jacket. The DJ is slightly toned along the spine and fore-edges. Minor wear at extremities. Black cloth boards are bright. Interior pages are clean and the binding is tight. Fine/VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 1215