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Panama: A Novel.

McGuane, Thomas.

ISBN 10: 0374229422 / ISBN 13: 9780374229429
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1978
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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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Title: Panama: A Novel.

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition

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'This outstanding first novel is highly recommended.' - Library Journal. '...quite unlike anything else....A wonderful debut.' - Publishers Weekly 'Serious entertainment.' - Washington Post Paris, 1892. The American historian Henry Adams is looking for Miriam Talbott, a young American woman. Talented and attractive, Miriam draws Adams out of the "posthumous" life he has led since the suicide of his wife seven years before. But no one at her given address has seen her. And when another woman's body is fished out of the Seine and identified as hers, Adams knows she is in trouble. He soon discovers that Miriam's disappearance is involved with the great Panama Affair that threatens to engulf France, and his search for her leads him into a threatening political world.

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Eric Zencey is a professor of history at Goddard College in Vermont and a contributing editor of North American Review. This is his first novel.

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