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Whores For Gloria (or Everything was Beautiful Until the Girls Got Anxious)

Vollmann, William T.

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ISBN 10: 0330316478 / ISBN 13: 9780330316477
Published by Picador, London U.K., 1991
Used Condition: Good + Soft cover
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154pp. States "First Published by Pan Books 1991", with number line 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. Precedes U.S. hardcover edition. Tanning to pages and edge of text block. Light edge and corner wear to front cover. Corners of rear cover are creased, more prominently to the top corner. Rear cover also has light foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 000723

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Title: Whores For Gloria (or Everything was ...

Publisher: Picador, London U.K.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: "B" Format Paperback

Book Condition:Good +

Edition: First U.K. Edition

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Set in San Francisco's Tenderloin District, this follows the plight of Jimmy and his life in the darkest netherworld of pimps and prostitutes, hustlers and conmen. The author has also written "The Rainbow Stories" and "The Ice-Shirt".

About the Author:

William T. Vollmann is the author of ten novels, including Europe Central, which won the National Book Award.  He has also written four collections of stories, including The Atlas, which won the PEN Center USA West Award for Fiction, a memoir, and six works of nonfiction, including Rising Up and Rising Down and Imperial, both of which were finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  His journalism and fiction have been published in The New Yorker, Harpers, Esquire, Granta, and many other publications.

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