First Edition of Joan Didion's Miami; Signed by Her
Item Number: 74032
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987.
First edition of this “kaleidoscope of impressions, and a litany of violence, intrigue, vengeance, and political manipulation, and broken dreams” (Boston Globe). Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a small stain to the verso of the jacket. Jacket design by Koppell & Scher.
As Didion follows Miami's drift into a Third World capital, she also locates its position in the secret history of the Cold War, from the Bay of Pigs to the Reagan doctrine and from the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate break-in. Miami is not just a portrait of a city, but a masterly study of immigration and exile, passion, hypocrisy, and political violence.