First edition of Larry McMurtry's The Desert Rose; Signed by Him
The Desert Rose.
Item Number: 96025
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1983.
First edition of McMurtry’s Las Vegas epic. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Larry McMurtry on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by George Corsillo.
The central figure in The Desert Rose is Harmony, a lead dancer in a Las Vegas casino, who manages to maintain an attitude of optimism in the flat, arid landscape of Las Vegas, Nevada. Few American novelists have been as successful at capturing the reality of life in the new West as Larry McMurtry, who writes in a style as haunting and hopeless as it it humorous.