Title: Panama: A Novel.
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux, New York
Publication Date: 1978
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
A Near Fine copy with evidence of sticker shadow on preliminary page in a Near Fine dust jacket unclipped with just a touch of rubbing to front panel. This copy is signed by McGuane. Chester Pomeroy the main character in this novel is a washed-up rock star turned casualty of illicit substances and kamikaze passion. As he haunts Key West, pestering family, threatening a potential in-law with a .38, and attempting to crucify himself on his ex's door out of sheer lovesickness, Chester emerges as the pure archetype of the McGuane hero. Out of his struggle to rejoin the human race -- and the imminent possibility that he may die trying -- McGuane has fashioned a harrowing and hilarious novel of alligators, macadam, the sea, sticky sex, laughter, and sudden death. Bookseller Inventory # 24182
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