Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Inscribed by Tom Robbins. First Edition, First Printing. Houghton, Mifflin. New York, 1976.

$600.00

Novelist Tom Robbins has produced some of the best postmodern fiction of his era. A master of the dramedy, his early novels helped to define American culture’s comedic taste in the latter half of the 20th century. His first novel, Another Roadside Attraction, captures the whimsy and spirit of the 1960s with a nonlinear plot and first-person narration. It met widespread critical acclaim, but his career truly ascended with his second novel, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which is still considered his best. It follows Sissy Hankshaw who hitchhikes with incredible success due to her unusually large thumbs. During her travels, she meets a magnate of feminine hygiene products, a bawdy cowgirl, a nomadic mystic, and many other characters. The humor and eccentricities remain defining aspects of the work, but so too is its brilliant prose. Critics compared it to Nabokov, Borges, and Joyce (back flap). In 1993, the work was adapted to a film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Uma Thurman. Tom Robbins also narrated the film.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original cloth spine and boards, about fine with only minor fading to edges. Text block about fine, only foxing and soiling to edges, especially top edge. In the original dust jacket, very good with two closed tears to front flap, chipping and rubbing to edges, some minor creases. Robbins’ inscription appears on the title page.

A very good inscribed first edition of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Inscribed by Tom Robbins. First Edition, First Printing. Houghton, Mifflin. New York, 1976.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in