New York: Random House, 1973. First Edition. A spare, suspenseful novel from the author's Appalachian period - the story of a murderer and necrophile who is outcast from his small community, and living with the decomposing bodies of his victims in the mountains and in an underground cave. Basis for James Franco's 2013 film, starring Scott Haze and Tim Blake Nelson. Item #4628
First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); red paper and navy blue cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and authors initials blind-stamped on front cover; dustjacket; [vi],197,pp. Light wear to extremities, touch of rubbing to spine gilt, with gentle sunning to upper board edges; hint of dust-soil to upper edge of textblock, small stain to left margin of p.56, else contents clean; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.95), lightly shelfworn and gently spine-sunned, with some toning to upper flap folds and upper rear panel, and a few tiny nicks and tears; Very Good+.