1985 · NY
Laid-in is a holograph letter signed (HLS) by Dobyns to the same Michael and Debra. Dated ""11/4/85" with Dobyns' then new Massachusettes address. Dobyns sends his friends the novel, "a little something to take off the autumnal chill. The great yawn is preparing itself for the public unleashing. Anyway I hope it amuses you." Dobyns commiserates about the game they saw together. "My editor says people go to baseball to get away from life and the trouble with that last game was that it was too much like life." Dobyns explains that he has sent off material for publication even though it "is longer than Deorah Tell wanted but maybe they'll do it" and notes that "I got some poems from Kelly Rowe, including the one 'Fear' that I once used in a Goddard lecture." Ends with his new address. "We have now moved & so life seems to be getting easier for a bit." Aprx 140 words on yellow legal pad sheet. Folded three times, one edge lightly mussed. The book is an unread copy in Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover.
Inscribed and Dated by Author. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall.
The images are of the book described and not stock photos. (Inventory #: 120636)