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The Ultimate Good Luck (SIGNED Plus SIGNED NOTE)

Ford, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0395303737 / ISBN 13: 9780395303733
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1981
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on half-title page: "For Dan M---- with my thanks, and with warm wishes. Richard Ford." Light shelf edge wear on dj. Small scrape on lower front DJ. $9.95 price on flap. Tiny crack on rear inside hinge as usual for this book. Previous owner signed and dated top page edge block in red pen. Also includes a laid-in handwritten SIGNED note (ANS) from author: "Dear Mr. M., Thank you. I'll happily sign it. I'm glad the book can still be found. It'll be republished by Vintage next summer. Best wishes to you. Richard." (hand addressed return envelope included). Nice copy of authors second novel with associated note. (Bonus: Comes with a unsgned 1st Printing hardcover copy of Ford's "A Multitude of Sins"). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001864

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Title: The Ultimate Good Luck (SIGNED Plus SIGNED ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

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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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