Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The first novel by this author and filmmaker, set in a small town just outside Las Vegas, Nevada, this the story of Neil Garvin, a high school football star, who, driving home drunk from a team party in his father's car, hits and kills a boy and stuffs the body in the trunk. His father, the local sheriff, is often abusive but when he finds the body, he buries it. Although a story of carelessness, consequences and guilt, this is also a story of hidden love. Otto Penzler comments "While it is difficult to feel sorry for Neil as the net slowly closes around him, and his fear of being caught turns to self-loathing, the reader knows exactly what happened and feels like a participant. It is an uncomfortable feeling for the reader and a difficult mood for the author to maintain, but Alan Watt manages to pull it off without a hitch." A disturbing book, and one you will remember. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-316925810.
Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. (light corner crease to one page)