First Edition of McMurtry and Ossana's Pretty Boy Floyd; Signed by McMurtry
Pretty Boy Floyd.
McMurtry, Larry and Diana Ossana.$75.00
Item Number: 95120
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
First edition of McMurtry and Ossana’s first collaborative novel, a semi-fictional biography of American bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Larry McMurtry on the second free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor.
Set in the heart of America, Pretty Boy Floyd is at once a richly comic masterpiece and an American tragedy about the price of fame, the corruption of innocence, and the fatal consequences of becoming a hero. Reminiscent of McMurtry's own The Last Picture Show and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, the work is the brilliant debut of a remarkable writing partnership.