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Whores for Gloria

Vollmann, William T. [not Vollman]

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ISBN 10: 0679403426 / ISBN 13: 9780679403425
Published by Pantheon, 1991
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138 pp. a novel. few minor marks to top edge else nearly fine with nice bright d.j. Signed by Vollmann on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 102075

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Title: Whores for Gloria

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardbound

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First.

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Synopsis:

From the acclaimed author of The Rainbow Stories, The Ice Shirt, and Fathers and Crows comes this fever dream of a novel about an alcoholic Vietnam veteran, Jimmy, who devotes his government check and his waking hours to the search for a beautiful and majestic street whore, a woman who may or may not exist save in Jimmy's rambling dreams. Gloria's image seems distilled from memory and fantasy and the fragments of whatever Jimmy can buy from the other whores: their sex, their stories--all the unavailing dreams of love and salvation among the drinkers and addicts who haunt San Francisco's Tenderloin District.

About the Author:

William T. Vollmann is the author of eight novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and Rising Up and Rising Down, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Vollman's writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, Esquire, Conjunctions, Granta, and many other magazines. He lives in California.

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