First edition of Larry McMurtry's Somebody's Darling; inscribed by him
Item Number: 96002
New York: Simon & Schuster , 1978.
First edition of the fourth novel in McMurtry’s Houston series. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Jacquelyn Tabor with good wishes Larry McMurtry.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Jacket photograph by Diana Walker.
McMurtry's background is the Frontier, but the Frontier of Somebody's Darling is farther west than Texas; it is Hollywood and the motion picture business, where one woman, in love with two men, confronts her ambitions. A book of tremendous passion and strength, the novel conveys the extravagant tension of the film industry with McMurtry's signature acuteness and readability.