New York: William Morrow and Company. Near Fine in Very Good+ dj. (c.1993). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-688-12411-9 . [nice tight clean copy, minor shelfwear at base of spine; jacket shows a bit of wrinkling here and there, mostly to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, in the year of publication (dated in his hand). "Ray makes his living repairing stereos in his upstairs workshop. Like so many others of his generation he's trying to cope with lost ideals and broken dreams. The father he rebelled against for years has just died, and his marriage looks like a demilitarized zone. Then the strangest things start to happen. Ray begins to hear music in his head: glimpses of wonderful rock and roll recording sessions that never took place. He doesn't just hear the music -- he re-creates it on his tape deck. With the help of the president of a maverick record company, legendary unrecorded albums like the Doors' 'Celebration of the Lizard' and the Beach Boys' 'Smile' become very real bootleg CDs that are transforming the present." (Of course, some years after this book was published, Brian Wilson DID bring out "Smile.") Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 13540)
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