ISBN10: 0316920045 ISBN13: 9780316920049 Publisher: Little Brown & Co Published: Feb 1 1996 Pages: 1079 Weight: 3.20lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.50" Depth: 2.50" Language: English
First edition, second printing, with first state jacket ("Vollman" on the back panel rather than Vollmann). Signed and dated (3/96) by Wallace on the title page. Rubbing to board edges. Spine cocked and lower edge of text block lightly dust-soiled, both from the weight of the book. Jacket edges lightly rubbed.
The story of an intelligent but zany dysfunctional family is set in a drug-and-alcohol addict's halfway house and a tennis academy and follows such themes as heartbreak, philosophy, and advertising. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.