THE BLACK VEIL: A Memoir with Digressions.
Edition: First printing.
Boston: Little Brown, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his mental breakdown - a life-threatening depression brought on by a decade of alcohol and drugs - and his eventual recovery. Cover praise from George Plimpton, Amy Bloon, Thomas Pynchon (who said " ..Rick Moody, writing with boldness, humor, generosity of spirit, and a welcome sense of wrath, takes the art of the memoir an important step into the future." ) and others. Includes Hawthorne's short story "The Minister's Black Veil", from which the title was taken, plus a selected bibliography. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-316578991.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)