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Lynch, David (Film Director) & Gifford, Barry (Author). WILD AT HEART: THE STORY OF SAILOR AND LULA. New York City, NY: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 159 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's fifth novel. Widely regarded as a cult classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "In the visual equivalent of sound bites, novelist and poet Gifford cuts to the heart with sharply focused shots of young lovers on the lam. 'You mark me the deepest', says 20-year-old Lula Pace to Sailor Ripley as they are reunited after Sailor's two-year stint in prison. Though it means breaking parole for Sailor, the two leave North Carolina to escape Lula's disapproving mother Marietta, who hires a friend, private eye Johnnie Farragut, to track them down. Innocents on the road but wise to the needs of their hearts, Lula and Sailor tool along from Louisiana to Texas in a white '75 Bonneville convertible, and when the money runs out, land in Big Tuna, where Sailor runs afoul of the law again. Sweet and foolish, pure but ordained to be defeated, Sailor and Lula represent a bittersweet ideal" (Publishers Weekly). The basis of the cult film by David Lynch, with Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Barry Gifford. It is also very prominently and beautifully signed in black marker on the half-title page by David Lynch. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time. This is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. Two of the greatest living American writer/artists. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER BARRY GIFFORD AND DAVID LYNCH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0802111815. $300.00

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