QUINTANA & FRIENDS
Edition: First printing.
New York: Dutton, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of non-fiction - underlying these thirty-three essays is a single thread: "the confrontation between a transplanted Easterner's sensibilities and the culture of the contemporary West. Dunne finds his subjects in a tiny desert community on the edge of Death Valley, in a missile silo in Montana, in a town on San Francisco Bay with memories of being leveled during a World War II munitions explosion. He inhales the aroma of a small-time fight club; he experiences the doldrums of a road trip with a big-league baseball team; he visits a private detective who specializes in lost cat capers and spends the day with a stunt man who falls on his head for a living.... Taken together, they represent John Gregory Dunne at his best-which is to say, a remarkably perceptive and highly entertaining look at American life." Quintana is the name of Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion's daughter. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-525186751.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (crease to dj flap, nick at top of dj spine.)