Title: Sailor Song.
Publisher: Viking, New York
Publication Date: 1992
Edition: Advance Reading Copy
A Fine unread copy in glossy paper wraps. This is the Advance Uncorrected Proof of Kesey's last novel. The story is set in an Alaskan village and is cock full of edgy characters with names like Alice the Angry, the Bakatcha Bandit, Billy the Squid all members of the Loyal Order of Underdogs who meet monthly for the Full Moon Howl. When a Hollywood studio yacht arrives to film a classic children's book--"The Sea Lion" coincidently one that Kesey wrote--the village and its strange inhabitants experience unscripted transformations. The book had a rather large first printing of the trade edition (100,000 copies) which make the Advance copies far less common. Bookseller Inventory # 23873
Synopsis: The author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest depicts the collaboration of a big-bucks Hollywood film company with a remote Alaskan Indian tribe in a rundown, twenty-first-century fishing community. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
About the Author:
Ken Kesey was born in 1935 and grew up in Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon and later studied at Stanford with Wallace Stegner, Malcolm Cowley, Richard Scowcroft, and Frank O' Connor. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, his first novel, was published in 1962. His second novel, Sometimes a Great Notion, followed in 1964. His other books include Kesey's Garage Sale, Demon Box, Caverns (with O. U. Levon), The Further Inquiry, Sailor Song, and Last Go Round (with Ken Babbs). His two children's books are Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear and The Sea Lion. Ken Kesey died on November 10, 2001.
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