New York: Grove Press, Inc.. Very Good in Very Good dj. (c.1964). First Edition. Hardcover. [presentable copy, book lightly shelfworn, minor soiling/age-toning to edges of text block; jacket lightly soiled, tiny tears at a few corners, very slight paper loss at spine ends, tiny surface-gouge near bottom left corner of front panel, a couple of diagonal creases in front flap]. Selby's stunning debut novel, about "the dispossessed and downtrodden of the contemporary urban world," existing in "a world of violence, terror and despair, where crime is not an occasional intruder by a constant, everyday fact of existence." Filmed in 1989 by director Uli Edel, the movie version provided a breakthrough role for actress Jennifer Jason Leigh as the tough streetwalker Tralala. . (Inventory #: 22204)
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