"It was one thing to know that you had been asleep all your life, but something else to wake up from it, to find out you were really alive and it wasn't anybody's fault but your own": First Edition of Hard Rain Falling; Inscribed by Don Carpenter
Hard Rain Falling.
Item Number: 5482
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1966.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Books signed by Carpenter are rare.
Don Carpenter’s Hard Rain Falling is a tough-as-nails account of being down and out, but never down for good—a Dostoyevskian tale of crime, punishment, and the pursuit of an ever-elusive redemption. “Hard Rain Falling is a unique read; violent, tender, inexorable, and melancholic; a beat-era book of disaffected young men devoid of On the Road euphoria but more poignant and gripping for its fatalistic grounding. The small lives contained herein are indelible" (Richard Price).