Title: Willard And His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 167 p. Audience: General/trade. An erotic mystery by the always original and unique Richard Brautigan. A nice collectible book. Very good in very good dust jacket. A diagonal crease across face of Dj. A few light chips along top and bottom edge of DJ. Light shelf wear. Binding straight and tight with clean text. First edition. First Edition. First Printing. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000229
Synopsis: The story takes place in San Francisco, California in the early 1970s. The title character is a papier mache bird that shares the front room of a San Francisco apartment with a collection of bowling trophies that some time earlier were stolen from the home of the Logan brothers. The human tenants of this apartment are John and Pat, who have just returned from seeing a Greta Garbo movie in a local movie theater. Their neighbors are Bob and Constance, a married couple going through some rough times in their relationship. Because of their failing relationship, Bob becomes depressed. Meanwhile the Logan brothers are looking for their bowling trophies stolen three years earlier. The brothers have turned their happy life of bowling into a life of vengeance. Brautigan tried to have all the main characters in the story have an intersection that is comically sad. Richard Brautigan got the name Willard in the novel from his friend Stanley Fullerton's paper-maché bird named Willard and, in fact, a bird is on the front cover of the novel.
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