THE DEVIL TREE
Edition: First printing.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1973.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel by this Polish-born author, best known for his powerful story of the horrors of World War II, 'The Painted Bird.' In this novel, "Jonathan James Whalen is the American dream soaked in the American nightmare. As the handsome young heir to a vast industrial fortune, he moves freely from the hippie colonies of Nepal and the opium brothels of Burma to the exclusive clinics of Europe and the luxury suites of Manhattan, bathed in the irresponsibility of the super-privileged. . . Whalen comes to discover that the escape route has no exit: for some in America, coming of age means coming apart." SIGNED on the half title page with the words "with every best wish." 208 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1253285.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.