New York: The McCall Publishing Company. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj. (c.1970). First Edition. Hardcover. 0-8415-0028-2 . [good sound copy, minimal shelfwear, light spotting/foxing to top of text block; jacket a little edgeworn, tiny paper loss at top and bottom of rear hinges]. Novel set in New York's East Village, about "a demonic painter who courts insanity," and who while "stoned on everything from gin to gindy-rope, talks brilliantly into the night, paints, makes love, suffers and hallucinates, and finally achieves a mystical and strangely bitter transformation that wins him his goal whie denying it." This was the author's first novel; according to the jacket blurb, he had written nine previous ones (all unpublished) before this one made it to print. . (Inventory #: 23148)
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