First edition of Richard Ford's first novel,
A Piece of My Heart,
signed by Ford
|"W.W. came down over
the levee in the rain, his old Plymouth skidding out of the ruts and his
gun barrel pointed wildly out the window, still warm from being shot. He
looked down on the boat camp through the willows and for a moment saw
nothing but the house and the dock shielded in the rain, though he had
watched from a distance as Robard's truck had topped the levee three
minutes ago and disappeared over the side, and had come on after him..."
|FORD, Richard. A Piece
of My Heart. New York: Harper & Row, (1976). Octavo, original half brown
cloth, original dust jacket. $800.
First edition, signed by Richard Ford
on the title page. A Piece of My Heart, the Pulitzer
Prize-winning author's first novel, "is set on an island in the southern
Mississippi River and contrasts an intellectual with an impulsive man in
an atmosphere of menace and violence; critics noted the influence of
William Faulkner" (Britannica). A fine copy.